Alumnus M.V. Ramana receives 2014 Leo Szilard Lectureship Award

October 03, 2013

Alumnus M.V. Ramana (PhD 1995) is a co-recipient of the American Physical Society's 2014 Leo Szilard Lectureship Award, which recognizes outstanding accomplishments by physicists in promoting the use of physics for the benefit of society in such areas as the environment, arms control, and science policy. The citation reads: "for outstanding contributions to promote global security issues, through critical analyses of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy programs in India and associated risks in the subcontinent, and efforts to promote peace and nuclear security in South Asia through extensive engagements and writings." Ramana currently holds joint research appointments at the Nuclear Futures Laboratory and the Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton University, where he works on the future of nuclear energy in the context of climate change and nuclear disarmament.