❄ Creation of [US] National Science and Security Consortium

❄ Creation of [US] National Science and Security Consortium

On 9 June 2011 the University of California announced that the US National Nuclear Security Administration “has awarded $25 million to the University of California, Berkeley, to lead a multi-institution consortium that will support the nation’s nuclear nonproliferation mission through the training and education of experts in the nuclear security field.” The five-year grant will establish a National Science and Security Consortium (NSSC). NNSA envisions some 230 graduate students, post-docs, and undergraduates participating in the program, which will include focal areas in nuclear physics, nuclear and radiation chemistry, nuclear engineering, nuclear instrumentation, and public policy.

While the program is cast as a ‘nonproliferation’ program, it is apparent that the knowledge and skills gained are among those required for a move to global zero.


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