Board of Sponsors

First established by Albert Einstein, with Robert Oppenheimer as the first chair, the Bulletin’s Board of Sponsors are recruited by their peers from among the world’s most accomplished science and security leaders to reinforce the importance of the Bulletin’s activities and publications. Members of the Board of Sponsors are consulted on key issues, including the setting of the Bulletin’s Doomsday Clock. Members are welcome to attend all meetings.

David Baltimore, 1975 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine

Paul Berg, 1980 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

George Church, Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Personal Genome Project

Jayantha Dhanapala, former United Nations Under-Secretary General for Disarmament Affairs

Freeman Dyson, 1984 National Book Critics Circle Award for Non-Fiction

Manfred Eigen, 1967 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Gareth Evans, Convenor, Asia Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, Chair, ANU Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, Co-Chair, International Commission for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, Chancellor, Australian National University

Jerome Friedman, 1990 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Richard Garwin, Philip D. Reed Senior Fellow for Science and Technology at the Council on Foreign Relations, New York

Sheldon Glashow, 1979 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Brian Greene, professor of mathematics and physics and joint director of the Institute for Strings, Cosmology, and Astrophysics at Columbia University

Dudley Herschbach, 1986 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Howard Hiatt, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School

Roald Hoffmann, 1981 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Pervez Hoodbhoy, professor of physics at Quaid-e-Azam University, Pakistan

Eric Horvitz, Technical Fellow and Managing Director at Microsoft Research

Masatoshi Koshiba, 2002 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Leon Lederman (Chair Emeritus), 1988 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Reimar Lüst, former president of the Max Planck Society

Shirley Malcom, head of the Directorate for Education and Human Resources Programs of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Ben Mottelson, 1975 Nobel Laureate in Physics

William Perry (Chair), Michael and Barbara Berberian Professor at Stanford University

Thomas R. Pickering, Chairman of the Board of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service

John Polanyi, 1986 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Victor Rabinowitch, former senior vice president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Lisa Randall, professor of physics at Harvard University

Martin Rees, president of The Royal Society

Richard Roberts, 1993 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine

Roald Sagdeev, professor of physics at the University of Maryland

Brian Schmidt, astrophysicist, Nobel Laureate (2011); vice-chancellor, Australian National University

Jaan Tallinn, founding engineer of Skype and Kazaa and co-founder of Future of Life Institute

Kosta Tsipis, former director of the Program in Science & Technology for International Security at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Frank von Hippel, codirector of the Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

Steven Weinberg, 1979 Nobel Laureate in Physics and holder of the Josey Regental Chair in Science at the University of Texas at Austin

Frank Wilczek, 2004 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Edward Witten, Charles Simonyi Professor of Mathematical Physics in the School of Natural Sciences at the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey

Past Sponsors

Ruth Adams (1923-2005), former editor of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Samuel Allison (1900–1965), first and third director of the Enrico Fermi Institute for Nuclear Studies at the University of Chicago

Edoardo Amaldi (1908–1989), secretary-general of the nascent CERN Laboratory

Robert Bacher (1905-2004), former chair of the Division of Mathematics, Physics, and Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology

Hans Bethe (1906-2005), 1967 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Nicolaas Bloembergen (1920-2017), 1981 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Detlev W. Bronk (1897–1975), president of the National Academy of Sciences

S. Chandrasekhar (1910–1995), 1983 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Owen Chamberlain (1920-2006), 1959 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Georges Charpak (1924-2010), 1992 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008), author and screenwriter

A. H. Compton (1892–1962), 1927 Nobel Laureate in Physics

E. U. Condon (1902–1974), president of the American Physical Society

James Cronin (1931-2016), 1980 Nobel Kaureate in Physics

Farrington Daniels (1889–1972), president of the American Chemical Society

Carl Djerassi, (1923-2015), recipient of the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology

Paul Doty (1920-2011), founder and director emeritus of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University

Lee A. DuBridge (1901–1994), director of the radiation laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sam Edwards (1928-2015), Cavendish Professor Emeritus for Theoretical Physics and former pro-vice chancellor of Cambridge University

Albert Einstein (1879–1955), 1921 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Val Fitch (1923-2015), 1980 Nobel laureate in Physics

Brian Flowers (1924-2010), fellow at the Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Environment Office

James Franck (1883–1964), 1925 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Donald Glaser (1927-2013), 1960 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Bentley Glass (1906-2005), academic vice president at the State University of New York, Stony Brook

Marvin Goldberger (1922-2014), president emeritus at the California Institute of Technology

S. A. Goudsmit (1902–1978), senior scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory

Stephen W. Hawking (1942-2018), theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author, and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge.

Gerhard Herzberg (1904–1999), 1971 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Dorothy Hodgkin (1910–1994), 1964 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

T. R. Hogness (1894–1976), director of the Institute of Radiobiology and Biophysics at the University of Chicago

Alfred Kastler (1902–1984), 1966 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Henry Kendall (1926–1999), 1990 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Ryogo Kubo (1920–1995), 1977 recipient of the Boltzmann Medal

F. W. Loomis (1889–1976), associate head of the Radiation Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Philip M. Morse (1903–1985), first director of the Brookhaven National Laboratory

Marcos Moshinsky (1921-2009), former chair of the Mexican Physics Society

Nevill Mott (1905–1996), 1977 Nobel Laureate in Physics

H. J. Muller (1890–1967), 1946 Nobel Laureate in Medicine

Robert Oppenheimer (1904–1967), director of the Manhattan Project

W. K. H. Panofsky, director emeritus of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Linus Pauling (1901–1994), 1954 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

G. B. Pegram (1876–1958), vice president of Columbia University's School of Mines, Engineering, and Chemistry

Rudolf Peierls (1907–1995), Manhattan Project scientist

Gerald Piel (1915-2004), president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

I. I. Rabi (1898–1988), 1944 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Leonard Rieser (1922–1998), chairman of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Joseph Rotblat (1908-2005), 1995 Nobel Laureate in Peace

Andrei Sakharov (1921–1989), 1975 Nobel Laureate in Peace

Oscar Sala (1922-2010), former head of the Department of Nuclear Physics at the University of São Paulo

Abdus Salam (1926–1996), 1978 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Julian Schwinger (1918–1994), 1965 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Frederick Seitz (19112008), president emeritus of Rockefeller University

John Simpson (1916–2000), founder of the Laboratory for Astrophysics and Space Research

Cyril Smith (1903–1992), Manhattan Project scientist

Leo Szilard (1898–1964), co-organizer of the first Pugwash conference

Toshiyuki Toyoda (1920 - 2009), professor emeritus of physics at Nagoya University

Edward Teller (1908–2003), member of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission's General Advisory Committee

Harold Urey (1893–1981), 1934 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

V. F. Weisskopf (1908–2002), cofounder of the Federation of Atomic Scientists

C. F. von Weizsäcker (1912-2007), former director of the Max Planck Institute of Physics

Jerome Wiesner (1915–1994), special assistant to the president for science and technology from 1961–1964

Robert Wilson (1914–2000), 1978 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Sewall Wright (1889–1988), 1966 recipient of the National Medal of Science

J. R. Zacharias (1905–1986), head of the Transmitter Components Division of the Radiation Laboratory