ORNL’s most recent Wigner Distinguished Lecture is Dr. Siegfried Hecker, senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. Hecker discussed how the US Department of Energy’s nuclear laboratories worked with Russian nuclear institutes for more than 20 years to avoid nuclear conflict, as well as reflected on how today’s strained political relations between Washington and Moscow have curtailed that cooperation.
Dr. Siegfried Hecker, “Doomed to Cooperate: How American and Russian Nuclear Scientists Joined Forces to Mitigate Some of the Greatest Post-Cold War Dangers”
ORNL’s Eugene P. Wigner Distinguished Lecture Series in Science, Technology, and Policy promotes dialogue among Oak Ridge researchers and renowned leaders in science, industry, and government. The invited lecturers bring distinct perspectives to the lab’s community of scientists and engineers, whose scientific discoveries and technological breakthroughs target some of the world’s most pressing problems.