Soaring, Cryptography and Nuclear Weapons

I’ve just posted a new article “Soaring, Cryptography and Nuclear Weapons” to our web site. What can possibly relate three such different subjects? The article starts with the following awesome photo of a glider, which tends to draw you in…

My hope is that approaching the subject from this less threatening perspective will interest some people who otherwise might not get involved. Prepublication reviews have been very encouraging and I hope you will enjoy it too.

To read the article, entitled “Soaring, Cryptography and Nuclear Weapons,” click here.

Martin Hellman
Member, National Academy of Engineering
Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
Stanford University

Archives of earlier emails and other resources are at

About Martin Hellman

I am a professor at Stanford University, best known for my invention of public key cryptography -- the technology that protects the secure part of the Internet, such as electronic banking. But, since 1982, my primary interest has been how fallible human beings can survive possessing nuclear weapons, where even one mistake could be catastrophic. My latest project is a book, co-written with my wife Dorothie, with the audacious subtitle "Creating True Love at Home & Peace on the Planet." It's on Amazon and a free PDF can be downloaded from its website:
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