In this video scientist and Nobel Laureate Joseph Rotblat was interviewed by ex-BBC Horizon producer Edward Goldwyn and scientist and Nobel Laureate Harry Kroto in 2002 (series 1 consisting of 9 tapes of video).
Rotblat tell us how he managed to turn his life around from a period of total despair to the beginnings of the formation of Pugwash. He tells us how he worked on medical radiation physics and co-founded the Pugwash organisation, a series of conferences focusing on science and world affairs. In 1995 Pugwash and Rotblat were jointly awarded the Nobel peace prize for their efforts to diminish the part played by nuclear arms in international politics and, in the longer run, to eliminate such arms. In 2002 he was still extremely active in politics and world affairs, as well as the work of Pugwash.
Events leading to the birth of Pugwash
The `Bravo` test March 1954.
Nuclear fall out from at 15 megaton hydrogen bomb onto the `Lucky Dragon` Japanese fishing boat.