Magazine Archive

Premium subscribers can access the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists archive, containing every article published since 1945. Issues from January 2020 to present can be read below.

This archive was created in honor of John A. Simpson, one of the Bulletin’s principal founders and a longtime member of its Board of Sponsors. This searchable archive provides exclusive online access to original interviews and commentary by luminaries like Albert Einstein, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Ruth Adams, John F. Kennedy, Stephen Hawking, Christine Todd Whitman, Fiona Hill, William J. Perry, Mikhail Gorbachev and multiple Nobel laureates.

Albert Einstein during a lecture in Vienna in 1921, photo by Ferdinand Schmutzer. Public domain.

Archive: 1945-2019

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From the July 1953 issue

By J. Robert Oppenheimer

From the March 2011 issue

By Mikhail Gorbachev