Join us for a Yale Science and Engineering Association virtual conversation with Dr. Alvin M. Saperstein ’56 PhD, professor of physics emeritus and executive board member of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Wayne State University as well as the former editor of the Physics and Society, a quarterly journal of the Forum on Physics and Society of the American Physical Society. He has been a Foster Fellow at the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, a research fellow at the Stockholm Peace Research Institute and the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London and held a Fulbright Fellowship at the Peace Research Institute of Oslo. In 2001-02, he was a visiting fellow at the Union of Concerned Scientists in Washington D.C., where he worked on “Space as a Sanctuary”. He is the author of “Energy and the Environment” (Little Brown, 1975), “Dynamical Modeling of the Onset of War” (1999), and numerous articles on international security.
He earned his BA in physics from New York University, and his MS and PhD in physics from Yale. As a consequence of his published research on theoretical nuclear physics, he was elected a fellow of the American Physical Society and the AAAS. He has taught astronomy and physics at all levels from freshman to graduate school and directed a number of physics PhD dissertations.