Applied nuclear science and engineering at Los Alamos

Colloquium | February 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 3105 Etcheverry Hall

 Nuclear Engineering (NE)

Abstract: I will describe research at Los Alamos National Laboratory that is advancing our US nuclear technology capabilities. Some of the applied areas we are working on are described: stockpile stewardship, and nuclear threat reduction. Experimental and simulation work related to our Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) facility and our work at the Nevada Test Site are discussed.

Bio: Mark Chadwick obtained his PhD from Oxford and has had a thirty-year career at Los Alamos. He led the simulation code division (which maintains the MCNP code) and has led the DOE/NNSA Science Campaigns program that funds experimental work at LANL. He also leads the multi-lab US collaboration effort on cross-section evaluations for the ENDF (Evaluated Neutron Data File) database. Chadwick is an APS Fellow and a Los Alamos Laboratory Fellow.

 CA, banguiano@berkeley.edu, 510-6424077