Interview: Martin Hellman

K=1 Project
May 10, 2016

Topic: Navigating and Spreading Awareness About Nuclear Risk

Watch our interview with Prof. Martin Hellman of Stanford University on nuclear risk, and in particular, probabilistic risk analysis. Dr. Hellman is "best known for his invention of public key cryptography -- the technology that protects the secure part of the Internet, such as electronic banking. However, for almost 30 years, his primary interest has been how fallible human beings can survive possessing nuclear weapons, where even one mistake could be catastrophic". 

For more information on Dr. Hellman's work, see his blog "Defusing the Nuclear Threat" here, and a list of nuclear-related courses he teaches at Stanford here.