Garwin to screen film, give talk
Updated 6:58 pm, Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Garwin, a physicist who helped create the design for the world’s first hydrogen bomb at Fermi Labs, is one of 29 scientists to praise President Obama’s Iran deal.
Following a screening of the documentary “Garwin,” a film about the guest’s life’s work, Garwin will lead a discussion about the film.
While working at IBM, Garwin worked on other significant inventions, doing research for such innovations as inkjet printing and the touch screen as well as consulting on a range of issues including climate change and photovoltaic energy.
He has spent much of his career pressing for nuclear disarmament and has been a consultant for every president since Eisenhower.
Recently, Garwin was part of a team sent by President Obama to work on the Deepwater oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Garwin has achieved many honors in his career.
He retired from IBM as an IBM Fellow Emeritus and, in 2002, was awarded the National Medal of Science, the nation’s highest honor in the fields of science and engineering.
In August, Garwin was one of 29 scientists that included Nobel laureates and former White House advisors that wrote a letter to President Obama praising the Iran nuclear deal as ”innovative and stringent.”
The letter also stated that the Iran deal “would advance the cause of peace and security in the Middle East.”
Garwin helped write the letter and his is the first signature.
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