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Siegfried S. Hecker, PhD

Professor (Research), Management Science and Engineering; FSI and CISAC Senior Fellow

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June 13th, 2014

CISAC scholars urge continued US-Russia collaboration

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

CISAC's Siegfried Hecker and Peter Davis advocate the continued U.S.-Russia collaboration on nuclear weapons safety and security, despite frosty relations between the two superpowers. Read more »



June 2nd, 2014

Tehran Times does rare Q&A with Hecker on nuclear cooperation

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

In a rare and exclusive interview in the Tehran Times, Siegfried Hecker tells Iranian journalist Kourosh Ziabari that the only way forward for the country's nuclear program is through international cooperation. Read more »



May 1st, 2014

Hecker promotes nuclear cooperation in Moscow, despite Ukraine crisis

CISAC, FSI Stanford Q&A

CISAC Senior Fellow Siegfried Hecker and a delegation of American scientists traveled to Moscow last week to revitalize nuclear cooperation with Russia, despite diplomatic tensions between the United States and Russia over the crisis in Ukraine. Read more »



February 21st, 2014

Hecker and Davis in Bulletin: SKorea has model nuclear energy program

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on February 19, 2014

Siegfried Hecker and his research assistant, Peter E. Davis, write in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists that South Korea's nuclear energy program has become model that countries aspiring to obtain nuclear energy should emulate. Read more »



December 5th, 2013

South Korea has made huge strides by focusing on middle of fuel cycle

CISAC, FSI Stanford News

A team of CISAC researchers, led by Senior Fellow Siegfried Hecker, advises South Korea on how to keep its nuclear energy program robust and safe. Read more »




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Scientist: North Korea likely has more nuclear facilities
Prof. Siegfried Hecker of Stanford University told CNN his conclusion is based on his study of recent satellite images and other research, and what he saw when he was invited by North Korea to visit its Yongbyon nuclear power plant in 2010 to see its secret uranium enrichment program.
March 22, 2012 in CNN International

US expert: N.Korea shouldn`t be allowed to test missiles
A leading American nuclear weapons expert said Wednesday that North Korea should no longer be allowed to launch missiles, conduct additional nuclear tests, or develop centrifuges.
March 21, 2012 in The Dong-A Ilbo

Hecker: More Certain NK Has More Uranium
The American scientist to whom North Korea decided in 2010 to reveal its uranium enrichment program, Siegfried Hecker, says he's become more persuaded since that time that he didn't see all of it.
March 21, 2012 in Wall Street Journal (blog)

North Korea suspends nuclear testing
Sig Hecker, a metallurgist at Stanford University in California, saw 2000 centrifuges during an informal visit he made to the site in 2010, but international inspectors have never officially had access to the facility. This isn't the first time that ...
February 29, 2012 in Nature.com

North Korea's new nuclear plant a safety worry: expert
Siegfried Hecker, who has visited the North's main Yongbyon nuclear facility four times since 2004 and was the last foreign expert to visit the site in late 2010, said he was very concerned the reactor could be technically flawed.
January 26, 2012 in Chicago Tribune

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