1 November 2007

Peace Talk: My Life Negotiating Science and Policy

A pioneer in the field of elementary particle physics and the first director of one of the most productive research facilities ever built, W. K. H. “Fief” Panofsky served as an adviser at the highest-level of government who advocated reason and restraint in the ongoing discussion of nuclear power and nuclear weapons. The following is an excerpt from his forthcoming autobiography, Panofsky on Physics, Politics, and Peace: Pief Remembers (Springer). A frequent contributor to the Bulletin for many years, Panofsky died on September 24, 2007 at the age of 88. We will miss his brilliance, courage, and compassion.