OF INTEREST: Rob Goldston among Foreign Policy magazine’s 100 top global thinkers

​Editors of Foreign Policy magazine have named fusion physicist Rob Goldston, a Princeton University professor of astrophysical sciences and former director of PPPL, to its list of  '100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2014.’ The recognition, made Nov. 17 at a celebration in Washington, D.C., honored Goldston for his contributions to the field of nuclear arms control.

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Named with Goldston were Princeton physicist Alex Glaser and Boaz Barak of Microsoft Research New England. The researchers have designed a novel process called a 'zero-knowledge protocol’ for verifying that nuclear weapons to be dismantled or removed from deployment contain true warheads. Goldston and Glaser are developing a prototype system at PPPL that will test the idea by beaming neutrons at a non-nuclear test object.

 

Photo: Alex Glaser, left, and Rob Goldston, seen here with a non-nuclear test object.

 

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