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Joseph Rotblat: Visionary for Peace


Sir Joseph Rotblat (1908-2005), British physicist and one of the most prominent critics of the nuclear arms race, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995 in conjunction with the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, an organization of scientists which he headed at the time, for their efforts towards nuclear disarmament.
'Joseph Rotblat - Visionary for Peace' is dedicated to the life of this unique scientist and humanist. It contains contributions by Nobel Laureates, eminent scholars and prominent politicians who, each from their own perspective, shed light on the life and work of this distinguished scientist.
An introduction by the editors is followed by five central articles on Rotblat's biography, the impact of his work on science and peace and the Pugwash organization. The third part of the book consists of over 30 commentaries, written by the likes of Martin Rees, Mikhail Gorbachev, Jack Steinberger, Mohamed ElBaradei, Paul J.Crutzen, and Mairead Corrigan Maguire.
Part 1: Joseph Rotblat

Joseph Rotblat and Pugwash by Jack Harris
Joseph Rotblat: the Nuclear Physicist by John Finney
Joseph Rotblat: Professor of Physics at Bart's Hospital Medical School, 1949-1973 33 by Christopher R. Hill
Joseph Rotblat and Individual Responsibility by Robert A. Hinde
Joseph Rotblat and Peace by David Krieger
Rotblat and Pugwash: Some Personal Reminiscences by Francesco Calogero
Joseph Rotblat: Guiding Pugwash through the Cold War by Sandra Ionno Butcher

Part 2: In Memory of Joseph Rotblat
Commentaries by prominent scientists, Nobel Prize Laureates, friends, and colleagues like Michael Atiyah, Joyce Bazire, Reiner Braun, Sandra Ionno Butcher, Ana María Cetto, Paolo Cotta-Ramusino, Kim Dae-jung, Jayantha Dhanapala, Freeman Dyson, Mohamed ElBaradei, Michael Foot, Johan Galtung, Richard L. Garwin, Mikhail S. Gorbachev, Bryce Halliday, John P. Holdren, John R. Holt, Daisaku Ikeda, Fred Jerome, Bruce Kent, Michiji Konuma, Harold Kroto, Mikhail A. Lebedev, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Ronald S. McCoy, Tom Milne, Maciej Nalecz, Götz Neuneck, John Polanyi, Martin Rees, Douglas Roche, Halina Sand, John Stachel, Jack Steinberger, Mark B. M. Suh, M.S. Swaminathan, Maj Britt Theorin, Jody Williams

Part 3: Appendix
"An important book." (CHOICE, January 2008)

‘…fascinating sets of essays…good place for life scientists to begin considering their dual-use problem and what might be best done about it.’ (Nature, 26th July 2007)