Research Association for Science, Disarmament and International Security
FONAS stands for “Forschungsverbund Naturwissenschaft, Abrüstung und internationale Sicherheit” (Research Association for Science, Disarmament and International Security). FONAS grew out of the collaborative work of interdisciplinary research groups which had been founded since 1988 at the Universities of Bochum, Darmstadt, Hamburg and Kiel.
Beyond these initial groups scientists from other institutions participate, among others from the Forschungszentrums Jülich (Research Center Jülich) as well as from peace research institutes in Frankfurt and Hamburg; thus an important network of cooperation on issues concerning the linkage of technology and peace and was formed.
FONAS aims to promote scientific work on issues of disarmament, international security and international peace using methods from mathematics, natural or engineering science – taking into account multidisciplinary approaches - in research, in teaching and in public dissemination of knowledge. (click here to read more)