Guillermo Velarde is General of Division of the Spanish Air Force; Professor Chair of Nuclear Physics (Emeritus); President of the Institute of Nuclear Fusion (Spain) and Member of the European Academy of Sciences. He holds a Diploma in Nuclear Science and Engineering from Pennsylvania State University (USA) and from Argonne National Laboratory, IL (USA). He was Director of the Division of Technology of the former Spanish Atomic Energy Commission (JEN). In 1982 he founded the Institute of Nuclear Fusion. In 1997 he was awarded with the Edward Teller Award for applying the Ulam-Teller method to inertial fusion energy and in 1998 he received the Prize Archie H. Harms for his work in emerging nuclear energy systems. He is author of 7 books, among others “Quantum Mechanics” (McGraw Hill, 2002); co-edited 6, among others Inertial Confinement Nuclear Fusion: A Historical Approach by Its Pioneers (Foxwell and Davies, 2007) and published 325 papers.