Edwin Lyman is a senior scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists in Washington, DC. He earned a doctorate in physics from Cornell University in 1992. From 1992 to 1995, he was a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University's Center for Energy and Environmental Studies (now the Science and Global Security Program). His research focuses on the prevention of nuclear proliferation, nuclear and radiological terrorism, and nuclear accidents. He is a co-author (with David Lochbaum and Susan Q. Stranahan) of the book Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster (The New Press, 2014), and a co-author of a 2017 Policy Forum article in Science about the danger of spent fuel pool fires. He is the recipient of the 2018 Leo Szilard Lectureship Award from the American Physical Society.
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