Ted Taylor - Biography
THEODORE TAYLOR is a physicist whose current work is mostly
concerned with nuclear disarmament and development of renewable
energy sources. Dr. Taylor has a B.S. in physics from Caltech,
and a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Cornell. He worked at
the Los Alamos National Laboratory on nuclear weapon design for 7
years in the early 1950s, and then for another 7 years on
nuclear reactors and nuclear space propulsion at General Atomic
Company in San Diego.
From 1964 to 1966 he was Deputy Director
for Technology of the Defense Nuclear Agency in the Pentagon. He
then founded International Research and Technology Corporation,
first in Vienna, Austria, and later in Washington, DC, and was
Chairman of the Board until 1976, when he became a visiting
professor at Princeton University for four years.
In 1979 he was
appointed by President Carter to the Commission on the Accident
at Three Mile Island. Dr. Taylor has published several books and
many articles and reports, lectured widely, and has testified
often before government committees.
Among his awards are the
Atomic Energy Commission's Ernest O. Lawrence Award, in 1965; the
Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service, in
1966; and the IPPNW Distinguished Citizen's Award, in 1991.
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