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NSSPI Graduate Returns to Share Experiences and Recruit for ORNL

February 23, 2017

Dr. Mathew Swinney, a postdoctoral research associate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and NSSPI graduate, visited the TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) from February 20th through 21st.  Swinney earned a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering in December of 2015 working with NSSPI director Dr. Sunil Chirayath to analyze trace nuclide ratios in weapons-grade plutonium for nuclear forensics analysis.  He returned to NSSPI to recruit students for summer internships at ORNL and discuss potential research collaborations between ORNL and NSSPI.  Whi...
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NSSPI to Co-Sponsor Dr. Siegfried Hecker in Invited Speaker Series

April 17, 2009

Former Los Alamos Director and current Co-Director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, Dr. Siegfried Hecker will be speaking as part of the Nuclear Technology and Society Invited Speaker Series, co-sponsored by the Nuclear Engineering Department and NSSPI. Dr. Siegfried S. Hecker will discuss how North Korea proclaimed itself a world nuclear power on Oct. 9, 2006, with its nuclear weapon test. Although the technical success of the test is highly questionable, it changed the political dynamics on the Korean Peninsula in the North's favor. ...
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NSSPI to Co-Sponsor Brooks Seminar in Invited Speaker Series

February 17, 2009

Former ambassador and NNSA administrator, Mr. Linton Brooks will be speaking as part of the Nuclear Technology and Society Invited Speaker Series, co-sponsored by the Nuclear Engineering Department and NSSPI. Ambassador Brooks will discuss the twin challenges of nuclear policy and nuclear arms control facing the new Administration. Prospects for further reductions in nuclear weapons including ultimately their abolition will be presented and evaluated. Various proposals for changing nuclear weapons policy and for modernizing the nuclear weapons complex will be critiqued. The lecture...
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