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Evernden, J. F., 1922-
Oral history interview with Jack F. Evernden, 1998 June 16.
In 1965 Evernden, a Berkeley-trained seismologist, became involved in the scientific-technical-political debate about the seismic detectin of underground nuclear weapons tests. From 1965 to 1969 Evernden worked inside the Department of Defense as a sesimologist expert, first for the secret Air Force Technical Applications Center, later for the Advanced Research Projects Agency. He soon became convinced that only a few seismologists were actively working towards a solution of the detection problem, and that a number of individuals tried to prevent such as solution to the test ban treaty issue. Since then he has been an outspoken supporter of a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and critic of the Department of Defense's work on seismic detection.
Evernden, J. F., 1922-
United States. Department of Defense
Air Force Technical Applications Center (U.S.)
Comprehensive Test Ban Treat (1996)
Nuclear weapons -- Detection.
Nuclear weapons -- Testing.
Science and state -- United States.
Seismology -- Research.
Underground nuclear explosions -- Detection.
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Oral histories. aat
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Seismologists -- Interviews. lcsh
Barth, Kai-Henrik, interviewer.
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American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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