Prize Recipient

Raymond Jeanloz
University of California, Berkeley


"For contributions to development of sound public policy for nuclear weapons management and nuclear non-proliferation."


Raymond Jeanloz, Professor of Earth and Planetary Science and of Astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley, chairs the National Academy of Sciences' Committee on International Security and Arms Control that focuses on scientist-to-scientist dialogs around the world on topics ranging from nuclear weapons and non-proliferation to biological threats and counter-terrorism []. He previously chaired the National Research Council's Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, and has served as an adviser to the Department of Energy, National Science Foundation and NASA, as well as the Directors of Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories.

His scientific research, on the properties of materials at high pressures and temperatures and on the constitution and evolution of planetary interiors, has been recognized through fellowship in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science and American Geophysical Union, membership in the National Academy of Sciences, and a MacArthur Fellowship. After completing his bachelor's degree (Amherst College, 1975), he received his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology in 1979, and joined the faculty of Harvard University before moving to UC Berkeley in 1981.

Selection Committee:

V. Thomas, P. Goldschmidt, A. Diyakov, P. Podvig, C. Herzenberg