PHIL 20604 Modern Physics and Moral Responsibility, Spring 2023
Don Howard
University of Notre Dame

Course Materials and Other Links Other links


How to Keep a Good Journal

Course Intro Slides

The Institutes Slides

The Manhattan Project Slides

Copenhagen Slides

Fail Safe Slides

Schweber-Oppenheimer-Bethe Slides

Nuclear Weapons Today

Night Thoughts of a Classical Physicist --
Supplementary Slides

The Russell-Einstein Manifesto

Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty 1968

Pope Benedict's World Day of Peace Message 2006 "In Truth, Peace"
(see especially paragraphs 13 and 14)

Father John Siemes's Statement on the Bombing of Hiroshima

Preparations on Tinian

Little Boy

Fat Man

"The Atom Strikes" (1948)

Truman's Announcement

1946 Bikini Atoll Test

Ivy Mike

Teller-Ulam Design

A Selective Nuclear Weapons Bibliography

Copenhagen, the Play

Immanuel Kant, "What Is Enlightenment?" (1784)

Immanuel Kant, "Was ist Aufklärung?" (1784)

Lectures by and about Hans Bethe

Merton's Social Norms of Science (1942)


The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Restricted Data: The Nuclear Secrecy Blog

Pugwash Online

The Nuclear Weapon Archive

Academic Info
World War II - The Atomic Bomb

Radiochemistry Society

The Atomic Heritage Foundation

Nuke Your Own City Website

Thyroid Dose/Risk Calculator -- Atmostpheric Fallout

Johnston's Archive -- Nuclear Weapons

Just War Theory

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops -- "The Harvest of Justice is Sown in Peace"

"Environmental Consequences of Nuclear War" Physics Today (December 2008)

Chernobyl -- Some Basic Facts

Oppenheimer Interview

1983 Bishops' Pastoral on NuclearWeapons

Fighting for the Ethical Use of Technology


Bob Cheyenne Mountain