THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES VIGDOR L. TEPLITZ AS A MEMBER OF THE SCIENTIFIC AND POLICY ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF ACDA
President Clinton today announced his intention to appoint Vigdor L. Teplitz, of Texas, to the Scientific and Policy Advisory Committee (SPAC) of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA).
Dr. Teplitz is currently a consultant to ACDA in the Strategic and Eurasian Affairs Bureau. As a consultant, he has most recently been addressing implications of new technologies for strategic offensive arms control, including both new weaponry and verification improvements. From 1978 to 1990, he served as a Physical Science Officer in the Strategic Nuclear Affairs Division in ACDA, and from 1981 to 1990, he acted as Deputy to the Chief of the Strategic Affairs Division.
Dr. Teplitz was born February 5, 1937 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He received his B.S. from MIT in 1958 and his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in 1962. He has held appointments at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, CERN (Geneva), MIT, and as a Virginia Tech department head. Since 1990 he has been Professor of Physics and Department Chair at Southern Methodist University. From 1991 to 1993 he was a part time Senior Advisor on International Coordination at the Super Collider Laboratory. Dr. Teplitz has published widely on elementary particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology.
The Scientific and Policy Advisory Committee advises the President, the Secretary of State, and the Director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency regarding scientific, technical, and policy matters affecting arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament.