Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 05, 2013
Daisy Alliance and Federation of American Scientists will host noted inventor and Stanford University Professor Emeritus Martin Hellman on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 7:00-9:00 pm. The lecture, followed by a reception, will be held at the Georgia Tech Student Center, Blue Ballroom.
In his lecture, “The Wisdom of Foolishness: Four Historic Technological Innovations, Deemed Foolish, Proven Smart,” Dr. Hellman discusses how many technological advancements begin as ideas that are considered “fools errands”, but prove to be wise. Through this lens, Dr. Hellman then addresses a challenge we all face—changes to the U.S. nuclear posture are considered by many to be too risky, yet there has been no analysis of the risk of nuclear deterrence failing.
“This is a timely issue,” states Bruce Roth, Executive Director of the Daisy Alliance. “Global security risks are mounting due to emerging nuclear states and the prominence of nuclear weapons in national security strategies. Dr. Hellman provides a bold new perspective—though the risk of nuclear catastrophe is greater than most think, our ability to reduce that risk is far greater than we imagine.”
Dr. Hellman is best known for his co-invention of public key cryptography, the technology used to securely transfer trillions of dollars on a daily basis. He has been inducted into the Stanford Engineering Heroes program and the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2011. Dr. Hellman has authored over 70 technical papers and ten US patents, and his work has been recognized by the highest honors in his profession.
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Daisy Alliance is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving global security through nuclear arms control. It seeks to mitigate the security risks posed by nuclear weapons by promoting domestic policies that support nuclear arms control and by encouraging international cooperation to decrease the reliance on nuclear weapons.
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