Reprinted here, for the benefit of those who missed the first performance, is an article by Dr. Darrow which originally appeared in the February 1951 issue of Physics Today under the title, “How to Address the American Physical Society”.
The Soviet Union's decision to terminate the three‐year moratorium on nuclear testing by conducting a new series of experimental explosions of nuclear weapons brought an abrupt halt last month to the test‐ban talks in Geneva. On September 5, after the detection of the USSR's third nuclear explosion in the atmosphere, President Kennedy ordered the resumption by the United States of “nuclear tests in the laboratory and underground with no fall‐out”. The following is a discussion of some of the forms such testing may take in the months to come. The author is a physicist at the University of California's Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Livermore, Calif.