ACDIS Seminar

By NPL News
February 12, 2019


ACDIS Seminar

Speaker:
Ageg Danagoulian, MIT

February 19, 2019
136 Loomis Laboratory
3:30 to 4:30pm

Nuclear disarmament treaties are not sufficient in and of themselves to neutral-ize the existential threat of nuclear weapons. Technologies are necessary for verifying the authenticity of the nuclear warheads undergoing dismantlement before counting them towards a treaty partner’s obligation.Using Monte Carlo simulations and experimental proof-of-concept measurements, these techniques are shown to reveal no isotopic or geometric information about the weapon, while readily detecting hoaxing attempts.The talk will discuss the concept and recent results, and will give a general overview of nuclear security research pursued at MIT.