UT’s new Radiochemistry Center of Excellence was featured in Oak Ridge Today. The center is being established through a $1.2 million grant from the National Nuclear Security Administration for the first year, with the potential for a total of $6 million for five years. The center will focus on research and education to advance UT
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The Institute of Nuclear Security hosted an International Academic Nuclear Security Roundtable this month. International academic experts from six countries discussed the efforts that their countries are undertaking to promote nuclear security in a number of essential areas. The event was a unique opportunity to engage with nine international academic leaders who are developing or cultivating the next generation nuclear security leaders globally.
What if a nuclear bomb were detonated in one of America’s most populated cities? Just as at a crime scene, the officials need to find the culprit. Currently, the process of analyzing weapons debris to understand the performance or design of the device is painstakingly slow. But new research to be conducted at UT seeks to improve radiochemistry and nuclear forensics to enhance global security.
UT professors spoke to various media outlets about the Boston Marathon bombings and suspects. Natalia Pervukhin, professor in modern foreign languages, gave the Knoxville News Sentinel historical and political background on the area the alleged bombers may be from in Russia. Howard Hall, Governor’s Chair for nuclear security, spoke about potential motives in the context
The Knoxville News Sentinel featured the annual report of UT’s Institute for Nuclear Security, which is headed by Howard Hall, a Governor’s Chair position at UT and ORNL.
Howard Hall, UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair for nuclear security, and several South Korean students studying at UT were interviewed by the Knoxville News Sentinel about North Korea’s nuclear ambitions. Hall said the chances of an attack by North Korean on U.S. soil are slim. “I think there is no credible threat that North Korea can pose
WBIR-TV highlighted UT’s Institute for Nuclear Security in light of North Korea testing its third nuclear bomb. Governor’s Chair for Nuclear Security Howard Hall leads the institute and said the field desperately needs more young people to replace an aging generation of nuclear experts.
From cave art to clean water to nuclear security, UT faculty are being recognized for their teaching and research in a variety of disciplines. Seven professors have been named by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to their 2012 class of fellows.
Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that make a difference in their world. Howard Hall, a Governor’s Chair professor of nuclear security, has the big idea to take UT’s capabilities and apply them to the challenge of global nuclear security.
Speculation over the nuclear ambitions of countries like Iran and North Korea and debate over proposed nuclear reactors in the US and abroad make it apparent that the need for nuclear security experts did not end with the Cold War. For this reason, UT Knoxville has launched the UT Institute for Nuclear Security.