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Washington State University Institute for Shock Physics

Previous Creighton Lectures

Dr. Donald Cook

April 17, 2015: Dr. Donald Cook (Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs (Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration) presented the Creighton Distinguished Lecture on April 17, 2015.  Dr. Cook’s lecture was entitled “U.S. Nuclear Deterrence: Policy Perspective and Scientific Needs“.  To view the Press Release, please click here.  To view Dr. Cook’s abstract, please click here.  To request a copy of Dr. Cook’s presentation, please send an email to

Mr. Peter Ungaro

August 26, 2014: The Institute for Shock Physics’ Inaugural Creighton Distinguished Lecture was presented by Mr. Peter Ungaro (President and CEO, Cray Inc.) on August 26, 2014.  Mr. Ungaro’s lecture was entitled “Fusion of Supercomputing, Scientific Applications, and Big Data.”  To watch the lecture, please click here.  To view the Press Release, please click here.