Jürgen Altmann

Position: Researcher and Lecturer, Department of Physics at Technische Universität Dortmund – ICRAC Vice-Chair

Links: Website

Expertise Areas: Arms Control, Verification

Contact: juergen.altmann@tu-dortmund.de

Jürgen Altmann is a physicist and peace researcher at TU Dortmund University, Germany. He is a co-founder and the chair of the German Research Association for Science, Disarmament and International Security (FONAS). He teaches about the relationship of natural science, armament and disarmament and has authored chapters in corresponding text books.


Altmann, J. (2001). Military Uses of Microsystem Technologies – Dangers and Preventive Arms Control, Münster: agenda.

Altmann, J. (2006). Military Nanotechnology: Potential Applications and Preventive Arms Control, Abingdon/New York: Routledge.

Altmann, J. (2013). Arms Control for Armed Uninhabited Vehicles ­ An Ethical Issue, Ethics and Information Technology, 15 (2), 137-152, 2013, DOI 10.1007/s10676-013-9314-5. PDF

Altmann, J., Sauer, F. (2017). Autonomous Weapon Systems and Strategic Stability, Survival 59 (5), 117-142, 2017, DOI 10.1080/00396338.2017.1375263.

Altmann, J. (2019). Natural-Science/Engineering Peace Research, in C. Reuter (ed.), Information Technology for Peace and Security ­ IT Applications and Infrastructures in Conflicts, Crises, War and Peace, Wiesbaden: Springer Vieweg.

Altmann, J. (2019) Autonomous Weapon Systems ­ Dangers and Need for an International Prohibition, in C. Benzmüller, H. Stuckenschmidt (eds.), KI 2019: Advances in Artificial Intelligence ­ 42nd German Conference on AI, Kassel, Germany, September 23­26, 2019, Proceedings, Cham: Springer, 2019, 1-17.

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