2020 MTV NESS Lectures

Dates and Titles are hyperlinks to each day’s lecture.

May 18

“Welcome to the MTV Nuclear Engineering Summer School and Introduction to Nuclear Non-Proliferation”
Prof. Sara A. Pozzi, Univ. of Michigan

May 20 “Neutron Interactions and Cross Sections”
Mr. Michael Hua, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan
May 21 “Gamma-Ray Interactions”
Mr. Christopher Meert, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan
May 22 “Introduction to Detectors”
Mr. William Steinberger, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan
May 26 Invited Lecture
“Introduction to Fission”
Dr. Jørgen Randrup, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
May 27 “Gamma-Ray Detection”
Mr. Nathan Giha, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan
May 28 “Activation Analysis”
Mr. Christopher Meert, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan
May 29 “Uranium Enrichment”
Mr. William Steinberger, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan
June 1 “Capture-Based Neutron Detection”
Mr. Christopher Meert, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan
June 2 “Scatter-Based Neutron Detection”
Mr. William Steinberger, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan
June 3 Invited Lecture
History: Manhattan Project”

Dr. Alan Carr, Los Alamos National Laboratory 
June 4 Invited Lecture
“Far-field Reactor Discovery and Monitoring using Antineutrinos”
Prof. Igor Jovanovic, University of Michigan
June 8 Introduction to Pulse Processing”
Mr. William Steinberger, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan
June 9 Correlation Analysis”
Mr. Stefano Marin, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan
June 11 Introduction to Neural Networks”
Mr. Abbas Jinia, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan
June 12 Invited Lecture
“Nuclear Arms Control and Verification: Past, Present, and Future”
Prof. Alex Glaser, Princeton University
June 16 (1) Monte Carlo Intro I”
Mr. Michael Hua, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan
June 16 (2) “Monte Carlo Intro II”
Dr. Shaun Clarke, University of Michigan
June 17 Invited Lecture
Introduction to Monte Carlo Methods”
Prof. Christopher Perfetti, University of New Mexico
June 19 Invited Lecture
“Methods for Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis in the Nuclear Engineering Applications”
Prof. Christopher Perfetti, University of New Mexico
June 22 Setting up Your Detector”
Mr. William Steinberger, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan
June 23 Energy Resolution, Time Resolution, Linearity”
Mr. Stefano Marin, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan
June 24 Light Output”
Mr. William Steinberger, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan
July 6 Invited Lecture
“Nondestructive Assay for Nuclear Safeguards”
Dr. Alexis Trahan, Los Alamos National Laboratory
July 7 Invited Lecture (no recording available)
“Safeguarding Reactors and Spent Nuclear Fuel”
Dr. Alexis Trahan, Los Alamos National Laboratory
July 9 Current Research in Time-Correlated Neutron Techniques”
Mr. Michael Hua, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan
July 10

Invited Lecture
Research at the National Criticality Experiments Research Center”
Mr. Jesson Hutchinson, Los Alamos National Laboratory

July 14 Neutron Active Interrogation”
Mr. Christopher Meert, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan
July 15 “Photon Active Interrogation”
Mr. Christopher Meert, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan
July 16 “Medical Applications of Radiation”
Ms. Noora Ba Sunbul, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan
July 17 Invited Lecture
Synergizing imaging, dosimetry, and radiotherapy with machine learning”
Prof. Angela Di Fulvio, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
July 20 Invited Lecture
Antineutrino Detection”
Prof. Anna Erickson, Georgia Institute of Technology
July 22 (1) Invited Lecture
“Cross-Sections and Criticality During the Manhattan Project”
Dr. Mark Chadwick, Los Alamos National Laboratory 
July 22 (2) Introduction to Scatter-Based Imaging and Fundamentals”
Mr. William Steinberger, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan
July 23 Invited Lecture
Coded-Aperture Imaging”
Dr. Erik Brubaker, Sandia National Laboratories 
July 27 “Spontaneous and Induced Fission”
Mr. Stefano Marin, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan
July 28 “Fission Event Generators”
Mr. Stefano Marin, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan
July 29 “Active Areas of Research”
Mr. Stefano Marin, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan
July 30 “Detection Systems at National Laboratories”
Mr. Stefano Marin, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan
July 31 Invited Lecture
“Modeling Fission in the Lab and in the Universe”
Dr. Ramona Vogt, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory