United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Gordon Thompson

Gordon Thompson is the executive director of the Institute for Resource and Security Studies (Cambridge, Massachusetts) and a senior research scientist at the George Perkins Marsh Institute, Clark University (Worcester, Massachusetts).  He studied engineering at the University of New South Wales, practiced engineering in the electricity industry in Australia, and then received a doctorate in applied mathematics from Oxford University in 1973, for analyses of plasma undergoing thermonuclear fusion.  Dr. Thompson has been based in the USA since 1979.  His professional interests encompass a range of technical and policy issues related to sustainability and global human security.  He has conducted numerous studies of commercial and military nuclear facilities, addressing environmental and social impacts, security, economics, and other issues. 

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