Will young scientists build bombs?

Lempert, Robert
January 1981
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Jan1981, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p61
The article discusses American students' outlook towards contributing their talents and services in producing nuclear weapons. It discusses mixed reactions to the question of making weapons of mass destruction, from aspiring engineers and scientists. To some, more than the moral aspect, economic aspect of taking up the job bothered. Some opined that if the country needed, they wouldn't mind doing it. Some regard it as an unpleasant likelihood, when they would do it out of personal or national emergency. However, nearly everyone cherished the job of researching in nuclear energy.


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