Stanford Pioneers in Science Series Features Hoover’s Sidney Drell on October 21

Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Sidney D. Drell
Sidney D. Drell

Hoover senior fellow Sidney Drell will be honored on October 21 at Stanford University at the debut of the Stanford Pioneers in Science series.

The program featuring Drell will begin at 7:30 p.m., at Cubberley Auditorium on the Stanford campus. It is sponsored by Stanford Continuing Studies in partnership with the Stanford Historical Society. There is no admission charge or registration required.

Presenting Drell and his professional accomplishments and their significance will be Philip Taubman, former deputy editor of the New York Times. Following Taubman, Drell will be interviewed by Paul Costello, director of communication at Stanford University’s Medical School, followed by questions from the audience.

Drell won a MacArthur Fellowship in 1984 for his work in theoretical physics and international arms control. He has been a senior adviser to both the executive and the legislative branches of the federal government on national security and defense issues for more than four decades. In 2000 he received the Enrico Fermi Award, the nation’s oldest award in science and technology, for a lifetime of achievement in the field of nuclear energy. Also in 2000, Drell was one of ten scientists honored as “founders of national reconnaissance as a space discipline” by the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.

Additional sponsors of the series include the Hoover Institution and the Stanford School of Medicine.

Information about the series is at