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Anniversary of First Successful Atomic Bomb Testing: GW Experts Available to Comment

The first atomic bomb was successfully tested on July 16, 1945 (Trinity test) and used against the enemy on Aug. 6, 1945 (Hiroshima) and Aug. 9, 1945 (Nagasaki). Experts from the George Washington University are available for comment.

June 11, 2015
To schedule an interview with any of the below experts, contact Emily Grebenstein at 202-994-3087 or [email protected].
GW’s Flash Studio, a state-of-the-art broadcast studio, is available for remote, live or taped television and radio interviews. The studio is operated in partnership with VideoLink.
Michael E. Brown is dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs and professor of international affairs and political science, is an expert on international security. He can comment on U.S. foreign and defense policy and examine contemporary nuclear issues.
Christopher Cahill is professor of chemistry and international affairs. He is an expert in solid-state and materials chemistry. He has developed a curriculum to teach many aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle specifically to non-technical audiences.
Please note: Dr. Cahill is not available after July 1
Harald W. Griesshammer is associate professor for theoretical nuclear physics. He specializes in theoretical nuclear and particle physics. His area of expertise includes the discoveries and personalities of the 1930s and 1940s in quantum mechanics, relativity and nuclear physics, which laid the foundation of the Nuclear Age.
Please note: Dr. Griesshammer is not available after June 20. 
Hugh Gusterson is professor of international affairs and anthropology. He is an expert in militarism, nuclear weapons policy, nuclear weapons laboratories, anthropology of science, ethics, international security, public anthropology and methods. 
Janne Nolan is a research professor. Her work focuses on U.S. foreign policy, international security, military strategy, U.S. governance and ethics and Congress. She writes about nuclear strategy and nuclear planning. 
Douglas Shaw is senior associate provost for international strategy and assistant professor of international affairs. He is an expert in nuclear terrorism, nonproliferation and arms control, multilateral diplomacy and U.S. foreign and national security policy process.
Jane Vaynman is associate director of the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies. She is an expert in international security, nuclear weapons and proliferation, arms control and security agreements and international institutions. Her primary research areas are arms control and the nuclear nonproliferation regime.