Nuclear risk research project ideas
This sequence outlines possible research projects that seem tractable and like they could help us work out:
- how much to prioritize nuclear risk reduction relative to other important problems, and
- what interventions to prioritize within the area of nuclear risk reduction
Each project idea should make sense by itself, so you should feel free to read only the summary & introduction post and then the post(s) for any particular idea(s) you’re interested in. For most of the project ideas, I briefly discuss how the project could be tackled, why it might be useful, what sort of person might be a good fit for it, and whether EAs should try to fund/convince non-EAs to do the project.
See the summary & introduction post for context and caveats. One caveat is that I largely wrote these posts in late 2021 (but didn't get around to publishing them at the time) and haven't updated them to reflect changes in the world or in my views.