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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