Former Iraq weapons inspector and nuclear physicist talks treaties at WSU

Nuclear physicist and former Iraq weapons inspector Jay Davis will speak Wednesday at Washington State University.

Davis, president of the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation, will present "From Inspections to Treaties’’ at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Communications Addition Building, Auditorium 21, on campus. The event is free.

Davis founded the Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. It is the world’s most versatile and productive AMS laboratory, creating tools for research in the geosciences, toxicology, nutritional sciences, oncology, archaeology and nuclear forensics.

In national security activities, Davis was a senior member of the Nuclear Emergency Search Team program. He served as an inspector in Iraq for the United Nations Special Commission on Iraq after the First Gulf War, participating in discovery and assessment of the Iraqi nuclear weapons program.

From 1998 to 2001, Davis left Livermore to serve as founding director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency of the U.S. Department of Defense. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and has served on its Panel on Public Affairs. He chairs the Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board of the National Academy of Science Source: WSU News

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