Introductory Course on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Safeguards (June 22nd - June 26th, 2020)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, in support of the U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration’s Office of International Nuclear Safeguards, is hosting a one-week, introductory course on nuclear nonproliferation and international safeguards. The course is tuition free and will be held at the Richland, WA campus of PNNL, June 22-26, 2020.
The course is open to selected undergraduate and graduate students, early-career professionals, and others interested in building a foundation of knowledge in nonproliferation and safeguards. There are no pre-requisites, and the course will include content that is relevant for those with either a technical and/or a policy background.
The purpose of the course is to provide participants with a fundamental understanding of the nuclear fuel cycle, the nuclear nonproliferation regime, international safeguards agreements and verification mechanisms including: nondestructive assay (NDA) techniques and equipment, destructive assay (DA) techniques, environmental sampling, and containment and surveillance. Participants will take part in group discussions and collaborative exercises, and apply key concepts related to proliferation pathway analysis, design information verification, and state-level safeguards.