The 2024 NSSC-LLNL Nuclear Security and Nonproliferation Summer School is calling for application (due March 15, 2024). A group of ETI members attended the summer school in 2023. It features lectures and hands-on experimental modules covering various aspects of nuclear risk reduction. Participants formed teams to engage in hands-on experimental modules aimed at tackling challenges in warhead verification, emergency response, and nuclear forensics.
In the Warhead Verification module, scholars conducted neutron and gamma-ray measurements to confirm the presence or absence of nuclear and moderator materials before and after simulated dismantlement. The Emergency Response module challenged scholars to characterize an unidentified threat using passive neutron and gamma-ray measurements, alongside active interrogation techniques.
Lastly, in the Nuclear Forensics module, scholars investigated and trace the origins of nuclear and radiological materials through measuring radiation signatures and isotopic compositions of simulated nuclear samples.