Rich Wagner Ph.D.

Rich Wagner is a physicist who has worked in the fields of elementary particles, astrophysics, high-energy-density physics, and prediction of complex physical phenomena using very large computers. 

He was an Assistant Secretary of Defense in the 1980s, with responsibility for oversight of the US nuclear weapon program and of all Department of Defense matters related to chemical and biological weapons.

 Rich has studied topics at the interface between science and philosophy for many years.  He holds a BA in physics from Williams College, and a PhD in physics from the University of Utah. He and his wife, Ginny, live in Oxford.

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