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Nuclear Risks and Arms Control - Problems and Progresses in the Time of Pandemics and War

Proceedings of the XXII Edoardo Amaldi Conference, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, Italy, April 6–8, 2022

  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

  • Highlights the conference organized by Accademia dei Lincei and the US National Academy of Sciences

  • Emphasizes the urgency to open Peace discussions in Ukraine

  • Reaffirms that Science can make an essential contribution to Peace construction

Part of the book series: Springer Proceedings in Physics (SPPHY, volume 291)

Conference series link(s): EAC: Edoardo Amaldi Conference

Conference proceedings info: EAC 2022.

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Table of contents (23 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Science and Society

      • Giorgio Parisi
      Pages 3-10Open Access
    3. 25 Years of CTBTO

      • Robert Floyd
      Pages 11-18Open Access
    4. The Nuclear Conundrum in the Ukraine Crisis

      • Rose Gottemoeller
      Pages 19-22Open Access
    5. Lessons Learnt from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident

      • Tatsujiro Suzuki
      Pages 43-52Open Access
    6. International Cooperation to Tackle Future Pandemics

      • Emilio Parisini
      Pages 53-56Open Access
    7. Domestic Debate in Russia About Arms Control and Nuclear Weapons

      • Nadezhda Arbatova
      Pages 65-70Open Access
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 71-71
    2. Conflict Areas—An Israeli Perspective

      • David Danieli
      Pages 77-83Open Access
    3. Tensions in the Middle East

      • Hussain Al-Shahristani
      Pages 85-91Open Access
    4. Dangers of Inadvertent Escalation in South Asia

      • Naeem Salik
      Pages 93-104Open Access
    5. South Asia A Three-Body Problem

      • R. Rajaraman
      Pages 105-113Open Access
    6. The Case of the Korean Peninsula

      • Anton Khlopkov
      Pages 115-119Open Access
    7. The Struggle to Save the JCPOA: Negotiations to Nowhere?

      • Steven E. Miller
      Pages 121-138Open Access
    8. The Fate of the Iranian Nuclear Deal (JCPOA)

      • Ali A. Salehi
      Pages 139-143Open Access
  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 145-145

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About this book

This open access book is based on the conference organised by Accademia dei Lincei and the US National Academy of Sciences and supported by the Italian Ministero degli Affari Esteri. It was attended by about 60 scientists and researchers from 13 countries, including, besides Europe, Iran, Israel, Iraq, Pakistan, India, Japan, Russian Federation and the USA. In an international scenario shaken by the uncertainties of the pandemic and the war between Russia and Ukraine, dialogue and scientific collaboration are confirmed to be precious tools to enhance nuclear safety, security and non-proliferation. The urgency to open peace discussions in Ukraine was emphasised by all participants, and the belief that science can make an essential contribution to peace construction was reaffirmed.

Current challenges (some new, such as autonomous weapons and the use of artificial intelligence for war purposes) are discussed and attempts made to identify possible solutions and future improvements, including in the field of sustainable energy development.


Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Milan, Milan, Italy

    Paolo Cotta-Ramusino

  • CISAC, The National Academies of Sciences, Engi, Washington, USA

    Micah Lowenthal

  • Dipartimento di Fisica, Sapienza Università di Roma, Roma, Italy

    Luciano Maiani

  • University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

    Enza Pellecchia

About the editors

Paolo Cotta-Ramusino is Professor of Mathematical Physics at the University of Milan; Senior Researcher at the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics; Associate with the Project on Managing the Atom, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Adjunct Professor in the Centre of International Politics, Organization and Disarmament, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; Member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London and the World Academy of Art and Sciences in Boston; and Secretary General of the international NGO, Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, Nobel Peace Prize 1995, since 2002.

Micah Lowenthal was Lecturer and Researcher in Nuclear Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley. He is Director of Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) at the US National Academy of Sciences and Senior Director for international networks and cooperation in the Policy and Global Affairs Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Dr. Lowenthal is Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Physical Society (APS) and past Chair of the APS Forum on Physics and Society. He was Member of the Board of the XXII Edoardo Amaldi Conference. 

Luciano Maiani is Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Physics at the Sapienza University of Roma and former Director General of CERN. Prof. Maiani predicted the existence and properties of charged particles (GIM mechanism) crucial to the formulation of a gauge theory of electroweak interactions. Currently, his work is focused on the formation of quark–gluon plasma in heavy ion collisions. Prof. Maiani chaired the XXII Edoardo Amaldi Conference. 

Enza Pellecchia is Full Professor of Private Law in the Department of Law at the Pisa University. From 2005 to 2010, she has been Director of the Center for Human Rights, while from 2010 to 2016, she was Deputy Director of the CISP—Interdisciplinary Center for Peace Sciences of the University of Pisa. Since 2016, she is Director of CISP.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Nuclear Risks and Arms Control - Problems and Progresses in the Time of Pandemics and War

  • Book Subtitle: Proceedings of the XXII Edoardo Amaldi Conference, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, Italy, April 6–8, 2022

  • Editors: Paolo Cotta-Ramusino, Micah Lowenthal, Luciano Maiani, Enza Pellecchia

  • Series Title: Springer Proceedings in Physics

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-29708-3

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Physics and Astronomy, Physics and Astronomy (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2023

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-29707-6Published: 25 August 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-29710-6Published: 25 August 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-29708-3Published: 24 August 2023

  • Series ISSN: 0930-8989

  • Series E-ISSN: 1867-4941

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 212

  • Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Applied and Technical Physics, Nuclear Energy, International Relations

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