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Richard Garwin

Richard Garwin is an American physicist most widely known for designing the first hydrogen bomb.

He has published more than 500 papers, holds 47 US patents, and testified in Congress on matters involving national security, transportation, energy policy, and technology.

He has served on the President’s Science Advisory Committee, the Defense Science Board, and the Commission to Assess the Ballistic Missile Threat to the United States.

The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Federation of American Scientists' Public Service Award, and the National Medal of Science are just a few of the awards Garwin has received for his work in physics.

Garwin has also coauthored multiple books including Nuclear Weapons and World Politics (1977) and Richard Garwin on Arms Control (1989).

Currently, Garwin is an IBM Fellow Emeritus at IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center in New York.  

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