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Kurt Gottfried PhD ’55 at a 2000 press conference in Washington. Photo: UCS. Kurt Gottfried PhD ’55 at a 2000 press conference in Washington.
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"Civic Scientist," Kurt Gottfried PhD '55, a UCS Founder, Honored

Nancy Duvergne Smith | Slice of MIT
February 16, 2017

Kurt Gottfried PhD ’55, a nuclear physicist and co-founder of the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), will be honored this weekend for his lifetime of work as a “civic scientist” who advocated for arms control, human rights, and integrity in the use of science in public policy making.

He will receive the 2016 Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) at the group’s annual meeting in Boston on February 16.
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