Press Releases

16 March 2009

Bulletin to host panel at Carnegie Nonproliferation Conference

Richard Garwin from the Thomas J. Watson Research Center in New York, will be among the featured speakers at a breakfast panel hosted by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists from 7:45-8:45 am, April 7, 2009, in conjunction with the 2009 Carnegie International Nonproliferation Conference.

28 January 2009

Joan Winstein joins governing board

Joan Winstein, chief executive officer of Loan Strategies, Inc., has joined the governing board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, effective December 2008. She also consults for Financial Services Volunteer Corps, an arm of USAID that advises banks in developing countries to help them improve their lending outcomes.

14 January 2009

Lawrence Krauss to co-chair Sponsors with Leon Lederman

Lawrence Krauss, a theoretical physicist and cosmologist at Arizona State University, will co-chair the Board of Sponsors of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists with Nobel Laureate Leon Ledermen. Together they plan to re-energize a national discussion on the reduction of nuclear weapons stockpiles, and a commitment to fight proliferation and encourage disarmament efforts.

31 December 2008

Bulletin magazine goes all-digital in 2009

Beginning in January 2009, Bulletin subscribers began receiving the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists magazine in its new digital format only. To save on the steeply rising costs of paper and postage, the Bulletin announced in late 2008 that it would no longer produce a print edition of the magazine.

10 December 2008

1945-1998 Bulletin backfile available via Google Books

As of December 9, 2008, 53 years of Bulletin content is now available online for free at Google Books. This archive begins with the first issue of the magazine--originally published in December 1945--and includes every year thereafter until 1998.

14 November 2008

Bulletin launches online subscriptions

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is pleased to announce that our award-winning magazine is now available in digital format as well as print.

30 October 2008

Kennette Benedict to interview author Richard Rhodes

Bulletin Publisher and Executive Director Kennette Benedict will interview Pulitzer-Prize winning author Richard Rhodes during the annual Chicago Humanities Festival. The interview will begin at 12:30 p.m. on November 8, 2008, at the Chicago History Museum located at 1601 N. Clark Street. The discussion will focus on Rhodes’s latest book, Arsenals of Folly: The Making of the Nuclear Arms Race, which examines the U.S.-Russian standoff during the Cold War’s final years.

28 October 2008

Panel discussion: Rethinking U.S. nuclear weapons policy

Reducing American dependency on nuclear weapons will lead to greater security for the United States and its allies and should be the driving force behind U.S. nuclear weapons policy.

24 October 2008

Nobel Prize-winning peace activist Bernard Lown to speak at the University of Chicago

Physician, author, and Nobel Prize-winning peace activist Bernard Lown will discuss his new memoir, "Prescription for Survival: A Doctor's Journey to End Nuclear Madness," as part of the University of Chicago's Center for International Studies World Beyond the Headlines series.

8 August 2008

Robert Finkel joins governing board

Robert Finkel, founder and president of Prism Capital, has joined the Governing Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, effective July 2008.

3 June 2008

John Hendrix's "Doomsday" illustration receives recognition

John Hendrix's illustration titled "Doomsday" was 1 of 500 illustrations chosen by the Society of Illustrators to be featured in their newest compilation, Icons & Images: 50 Years of Extraordinary Illustration. Hendrix's "Doomsday" was featured in the January/February 2007 issue of Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
28 May 2008

Bulletin editor discusses nuclear energy on

Jonas Siegel was one of four expert panelists featured in Mother Jones's Blue Marble Blog discussion on the future of nuclear energy. Siegel is the editor of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and has written about issues relating to nuclear weapons and energy for the past five years.

6 May 2008

Kennette Benedict appears on NBC's TODAY Show

This morning, Tuesday, May 6, 2008, Bulletin Publisher and Executive Director Kennette Benedict appeared on NBC's TODAY Show in a report about the U.S. nuclear arsenal and intercontinental ballistic missiles.

30 April 2008

Press briefing on missile defense: Follow-up

Yesterday, George N. Lewis and Theodore A. Postol addressed the technical deficiencies in the proposed U.S. missile defense system in Europe during a Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists phone press briefing.

22 April 2008

Press briefing on missile defense

A new analysis by George N. Lewis and Theodore A. Postol in the May/June 2008 Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists reveals that the configuration of the proposed U.S. missile defense system in Europe will not adequately protect the continental United States or Europe against the postulated threat--an Iranian ballistic missile equipped with a nuclear warhead.

21 April 2008

Pavel Podvig receives Szilard Award

Bulletin online columnist Pavel Podvig, member of the Bulletin's Science and Security Board and research associate at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation, received the Leo Szilard Lectureship Award from the American Physical Society at its April meeting in St. Louis.

11 April 2008

Blythe McGarvie joins governing board

Blythe J. McGarvie, founder and president of Leadership for International Finance LLC (LIF), has joined the Governing Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, effective June 2008.

11 April 2008

Ruth Adams Award winner focused on water scarcity in Asia

The Bulletin has selected Stephen Sapienza, senior producer of Foreign Exchange with Daljit Dhaliwal, as the second recipient of its Ruth Adams Award for Journalists in Peace and Security.

1 May 2007

Bulletin wins National Magazine Award

The American Society of Magazine Editors presented the 2007 National Magazine Award for General Excellence (under 100,000 circulation) to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists at the 42nd annual award ceremony in New York City on May 1.

17 January 2007

"Doomsday Clock" Moves Two Minutes Closer To Midnight

On January 17, 2007, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock two minutes closer to midnight. It is now 5 minutes to midnight. Reflecting global failures to solve the problems posed by nuclear weapons and the climate crisis, the decision by the Bulletin's Board of Directors was made in consultation with the Bulletin's Board of Sponsors, which includes 18 Nobel Laureates.