Richard L. Garwin
IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
Richard L. Garwin (NAS/NAE/IOM) received his B.S. in Physics from Case Institute of Technology, Cleveland, in 1947, and his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Chicago in 1949. He is IBM Fellow Emeritus at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York. After three years on the faculty of the University of Chicago, he joined IBM Corporation in 1952, and was until June 1993 IBM Fellow at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York and Adjunct Professor of Physics at Columbia University. In addition, he is a consultant to the U.S. government on matters of military technology, arms control, and other security matters. He has been Director of the IBM Watson Laboratory, Director of Applied Research at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, and a member of the IBM Corporate Technical Committee. He has also been Professor of Public Policy in the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He has made contributions in the design of nuclear weapons, in instruments and electronics for research in nuclear and low-temperature physics, in the establishment of the no conservation of parity and the demonstration of some of its striking consequences, in computer elements and systems, including superconducting devices, in communication systems, in the behavior of solid helium, in the detection of gravitational radiation, and in military technology. He has published more than 500 papers, has been granted 45 U.S. patents, and is coauthor of many books.
He was a member of the President's Science Advisory Committee 1962-65 and 1969-72, and of the Defense Science Board 1966-69. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, of the IEEE, and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Engineering, the Council on Foreign Relations, the International Institute of Strategic Studies and the American Philosophical Society. From 2001 to 2008 he chaired Department of State's Arms Control and Nonproliferation Advisory Board. In 2002 he was elected for a second 3-year term to the Council of the National Academy of Sciences. He is a member of the Committee on International Security and Arms Control of the National Academies of Science. He has received several awards from the U.S. Government, including the R.V. Jones Award for Scientific Intelligence, the Enrico Fermi Award, and the National Medal of Science.
University of California, Berkeley
Raymond Jeanloz (NAS) is a professor of Earth and Planetary Science and of Astronomy at the University of California at Berkeley. He currently chairs the National Academy of Sciences' Committee on International Security and Arms Control, previously chaired the National Research Council's Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, and has served as an adviser to the Department of Energy, National Science Foundation and NASA, as well as the Directors of Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. His work, including scientific research on the properties of materials at high pressures and temperatures and on the constitution and evolution of planetary interiors, has been recognized through fellowship in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Geophysical Union and American Physical Society, membership in the National Academy of Sciences, and a MacArthur Prize Fellowship. After completing his bachelor's degree (Amherst College, 1975), he received his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology in 1979, and joined the faculty of Harvard University before moving to UC Berkeley in 1981.
Richard W. Mies
Richard Mies is an independent consultant, Chairman of the Department of Defense Threat Reduction Advisory Committee and a member of the Committee on International Security and Arms Control of the National Academy of Sciences. Admiral Mies was the fourth Commander in Chief, from 1998 to 2001, of United States Strategic Command, located at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Admiral Mies graduated first in his class from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1967 with a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in mechanical engineering and mathematics. After completing training for submarine duty, he served on two nuclear attack submarines, USS Sunfish (SSN-649) and USS L. Mendel Rivers (SSN-686), and a ballistic missile submarine, USS Nathan Hale (SSBN-623) (BLUE), before commanding the nuclear attack submarine USS Sea Devil (SSN-664). He has served in various command positions including Commander, Submarine Development Squadron Twelve, Commander, Submarine Group Eight, and Commander, Submarine Force U.S. Atlantic Fleet. His staff positions include, Chief of Staff to Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, and Director, Strategic Target Plans and Deputy Director, Plans and Policy on the staff of Commander in Chief, U.S. Strategic Command. Admiral Mies has completed post-graduate education at Oxford University, England, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and Harvard University. He holds a Masters degree in government administration and international relations.
C. B. Tarter
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Dr. Bruce Tarter is the Director Emeritus of the University of California Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and was the eighth director to lead the Laboratory since it was founded in 1952. A theoretical physicist by training and experience, he has spent most of his career at the Laboratory. As director, he led the Laboratory in its mission to ensure national security and apply science and technology to the important problems of our time. He received a bachelor's degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. from Cornell University. His career at the Livermore Laboratory began in 1967 as a staff member in the Theoretical Physics Division. He led the Laboratory through the transition to a post-Cold War nuclear weapons world, helping to set the foundation for current programs in stewardship of the U.S. nuclear stockpile. He also worked to build the programs in nonproliferation and counter-terrorism, and in energy, environment, and bioscience. Tarter has served in a number of outside professional capacities. These include a six-year-period with the Army Science Board, service as an adjunct professor at the University of California, Davis, and membership on the California Council on Science and Technology, the Laboratory Operations Board (Secretary of Energy Advisory Board), Pacific Council on International Policy, Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Committee, the Council on Foreign Relations, and Draper Laboratory, member of the Corporation and the Board of Directors. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, received the Roosevelt’s Gold Medal Award for Science (1998), NNSA Gold Medal for Distinguished Service (2002), and the U.S. Department of Energy Exceptional Public Service Award (2002).