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NPRE 596 Graduate Seminar Series - Thomas Weber

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Topics
academic, engineering, graduate
Sponsor
NPRE 596 Graduate Seminar Series
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Nov 2, 2021   4:00 - 4:50 pm  
Speaker
Thomas Weber, Sandia National Laboratories
Cost
Free and Open to the Public
E-Mail
nuclear@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-2295
Views
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Originating Calendar
NPRE seminars

Abstract: Tom Weber is an Illinois graduate (BSEE ’88, MSEE ’89) who has worked at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM since November 1989. He has been involved with nuclear security issues since 2003, first as a technical advisor to the Departments of Energy and Homeland Security in Washington DC, and for the past 15 years as a researcher developing detection systems for radiation search operations and arms control treaty verification. Mr. Weber will speak about global nuclear security, the role of nuclear arms control treaties and technical verification in maintaining global stability, and current and future technology challenges in developing verification systems that can foster confidence in future potential nuclear arms reduction agreements. These challenges include host security and safety concerns during inspections, inspector authentication of measurement equipment, and new measurement methods, such as zero knowledge protocols, that provide all parties with confidence in agreed radiation measurements while protecting sensitive information.

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