Kazybek Nurym graduated with a M.S. in nuclear engineering in August of 2021. His research with Dr. Sunil Chirayath continued previous NSSPI research on nuclear weapons latency estimations of some of the Non-Nuclear Weapons States. Nurym investigated a state’s breakout time and nuclear weapons latency using software developed at Texas A&M University for India’s historical case, the 1974 plutonium bomb test in Rajasthan-Pokhran. The test case will help validate the tool’s predictive capability.
Before joining NSSPI, Nurym received his Bachelor’s degree in Thermal Energy from the Eurasian National University, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, in 2016. He started his career as a laboratory technician, and then he got an assistant project manager position in a company managing the Kazakhstan-China Gas Pipeline. Currently, he is planning to work in NAC Kazatomprom Joint Stock Company, the world’s largest producer and seller of natural uranium.
- K. Nurym, "Nuclear Weapons Latency Calculation to Verify the Historical India Case", M.S. Thesis, Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (2021).