Sidney D. Drell's contributions is fundamental in educating the youth against the dangers of the US and other countries employment of nuclear weapons.
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Sidney D. Drell
Sidney D. Drell is a senior fellow, by courtesy, at the Hoover Institution and professor of theoretical physics (emeritus) at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), Stanford University. Drell, who served as SLAC's deputy director until retiring in 1998, is a theoretical physicist and arms control specialist. He has been active as an adviser to the executive and legislative branches of government on national security and defense technical issues.
Drell is a founding member of JASON, a group of academic scientists who consult for the government on issues of national importance, and acts as a consultant to the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Most recently he was a member of the Advisory Committee to the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA/DOE), and chaired the Senior Review Board for the Intelligence Technology Innovation Center.
In the past, Drell served as chairman of the Panel on Nuclear Weapons Safety of the House Armed Services Committee, the Technology Review Panel of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and the U.C. President's Council that oversees Los Alamos, Lawrence Berkeley, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories.
From 1993 to 2001, Drell served as a member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. He has also been a member of the Commission on Maintaining U.S. Nuclear Weapons Expertise and the President's Science Advisory Committee and has consulted for the National Security Council, the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, and the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment.Drell has been widely recognized for his contributions in the study of theoretical physics, particularly elementary particle processes and quantum theory.
In 2005, he received the Heinz award for his contributions in public policy. In 2001, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency awarded Drell with the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the U.S. intelligence community's highest honor. That same year, Drell also received the William O. Baker Award for contributions to national security,particularly in the field of foreign intelligence, sponsored by the Security Affairs Support Association and the Heinz R. Pagels Human Rights of Scientists Award by the New York Academy of Sciences.
In 2000, Drell was awarded the Enrico Fermi Award, the nation's oldest award in science and technology, for a lifetime of achievement in the field of nuclear energy. Also in 2000, he was awarded the University of California Presidential Medal "for exemplary contributions to the University, the national laboratories, and the cause of science in the public interest."
Drell was one of ten scientists honored in 2000 as "founders of national reconnaissance as a space discipline" by the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. He was named the Linus Pauling lecturer and medalist at Stanford University for 1999–2000 for his many "outstanding contributions to science."
In 1984, he was awarded a prize fellowship of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Other honors include the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Memorial Award of the Atomic Energy Commission; the I. Ya. Pomeranchuk Prize, awarded by the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Moscow; the Distinguished Associate Award of the Department of Energy; the Gian Carlo Wick Commemorative Medal Award; the Woodrow Wilson Award from Princeton University; the Leo Szilard Award for Physics in the Public Interest; the Ettore Majorana–Erice Science for Peace Prize; the Hilliard Roderick Prize of the AAAS; two Guggenheim Fellowships; election to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society.
He was president of the American Physical Society in 1986 and chaired the Department of Energy's High Energy Physics Panel for nine years.
Drell is the coauthor, with J.D. Bjorken, of two books on relativistic quantum mechanics and fields that have been widely translated and used for more than 30 years. His 1983 Danz Lectures at the University of Washington were published under the title Facing the Threat of Nuclear Weapons (revised and reissued in 1989).
In 1993, a collection of his writings and congressional testimony was published in its Masters of Modern Physics series by the American Institute of Physics under the title In the Shadow of the Bomb: Physics and Arms Control. Also in 1993 the Council on Foreign Relations published Reducing Nuclear Danger, which Drell coauthored with McGeorge Bundy and William J. Crowe Jr.
Drell collaborated with Hoover senior fellow Abraham Sofaer on a major conference on biological and chemical weapons in 1998. They edited a volume based on the conference proceedings, The New Terror: Facing the Threat of Biological and Chemical Weapons (Hoover Press, 1999). He also organized a conference reviewing the legacy of Andrei Sakharov in 1999, to mark the tenth anniversary of his death. In 2003 Hoover Press published his most recent book The Gravest Danger: Nuclear Weapons, co-authored with James Goodby.
After joining the physics faculty at Stanford in 1956, Drell transferred to SLAC when it was created in 1963. He helped establish Stanford's Center for International Security and Arms Control and was its codirector, 1983–89.
Drell received his bachelor's degree in 1946 from Princeton University and his master's and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1947 and 1949, respectively. -End