MTV Monthly Teleconference

Full meeting agendas will be emailed to MTV mailing lists. All times noted below are US Eastern. 


Next Meeting

December 15, 3:00 – 4:30 pm (EST)

  • Lab Update: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
  • TA2: Signals and Source Terms for Nuclear Nonproliferation
  • A. Danagoulian (MIT), Isotopic Mapping Using Resonance Spectroscopy
  • A. Arkin (UC Berkeley), Modeling of Biological and Abiotic Data to Predict Nuclear Process Marker Presence and Age
  • H. Dulai (Hawaii), Concentration of Radionuclides in Biota in Coastal Environments
  • A. Glaser (Princeton), Modeling Past and Present Fuel Cycle Activity to Evaluate Baseline Declarations

Upcoming Meetings

January 11, 2021, 1:00 – 2:30 (ET)

  • TA1: Fundamentals of Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • D. Wehe, U. Michigan, “Imaging Complex Arrangements of Special Nuclear Material using MATADOR”
  • J. Learned, U. Hawaii, “Antineutrinos for Long-Range Reactor Monitoring”
  • I. Jovanovic, U. Michigan, “Reactor Monitoring Using Coherent Elastic Neutrino-Nucleus Scattering”
  • A. Hecht, U. New Mexico, “Muon Imaging for Dry-Cask Storage Verification”

February 8, 2021, 1:00 – 2:30 (ET)

  • TA3: Nuclear Explosion Monitoring
  • K. Hartig, U. Florida, “Methodologies for Wide Area Environmental Sampling”
  • S. Pozzi, U. Michigan, “Radionuclide”
  • M. Garces, U. Hawaii, “Infrasound”

March 15, 2021, 1:00 – 2:30 (ET)

  • TA2: Signals and Source Terms for Nuclear Nonproliferation
  • S. Biegalski, Ga. Tech, “Forensic Signatures from Laser-Induced Resonance Ionization”
  • M. Flaska, Penn State U., “Neutron Activation Analysis Tool for Assessment of Isotopic and Elemental Signatures of Manufacturing Processes”
  • I. Jovanovic, U. Michigan, “Multidimensional Optical Spectroscopy for Nonproliferation Measurements”
  • E. Alm, MIT & T. Hazen, UTK, “Environmental Surveillance for Biological Traces of Radionuclide Sources”

April 12, 2021, 1:00 – 2:30 (ET)

  • TA1: Fundamentals of Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • Z. He, U. Michigan, “SNM Detection Using 3D CdZnTe Spectrometer”
  • C. Perfetti, U. New Mexico, “Improved Calibration of Evaluated Nuclear Resonance Parameters”
  • P. Huber, Va. Tech, “CEvNS recoil track passive detection”
  • A. Erickson, Ga. Tech, “Antineutrino-Based Safeguards for Nuclear Reactors”

May 10, 2021, 1:00 – 2:30 (ET)

  • TA2: Signals and Source Terms for Nuclear Nonproliferation
  • S. Chirayath, TAMU, “Modeling of Plutonium Production in Foreign Nuclear Fuel Cycles”
  • B. Kiedrowski, U. Michigan, “Improved Monte Carlo Methods Using Automated Variance Reduction Techniques and ReliabilityDiagnostics”
  • A. Prinja, U. New Mexico, “Improved Deterministic Modeling for Safeguards Measurements”
  • P. Wilson, Wisconsin, “Process and Flow Modeling of Nuclear Fuel Facilities”

Past Meetings

November 17, 3:00 – 4:30 pm (EST)

  • Lab Update: Pacific Northwest National Lab
  • TA3: Nuclear Explosion Monitoring
  • Taylor Harvey (Student) for A. Enqvist, Florida, “Preliminary Imaging Results with Simplified Monolithic Neutron Scatter Camera”
  • Jordan Noey (Student) for K. Kearfott, Michigan, “Radiation Background Monitoring Supplemented by Crowdsourcing”
  • G. Ekstrom, Columbia, “Seismology”
  • Sarah Popenhagen (Student) for M. Garces, Hawaii, “Infrasound”

October 19, 3:00 – 4:30 pm (EST)

  • Lab Update: Los Alamos National Lab
  • TA2: Signals and Source Terms for Nuclear Nonproliferation
  • S. Chiriyath (TAMU), “Modeling of Plutonium Production in Foreign Nuclear Fuel Cycles”
  • B. Kiedrowski (Michigan), “Improved Monte Carlo Methods Using Automated Variance Reduction Techniques and ReliabilityDiagnostics”
  • A. Prinja (UNM), “Improved Deterministic Modeling for Safeguards Measurements”
  • P. Wilson (Wisconsin), “Process and Flow Modeling of Nuclear Fuel Facilities”

September 21, 4 – 5:30 pm (EST)

  • TA1: Fundamentals of Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • Valarie Nwadeyi for Zhong He “SNM Detection Using 3D CdZnTe Spectrometer”
  • Chris Perfetti “Improved Calibration of Evaluated Nuclear Resonance Parameters”
  • Bernadette Cogswell for Patrick Huber “CEvNS recoil track passive detection”
  • Matthew Dunbrack for Anna Erickson “Antineutrino-Based Safeguards for Nuclear Reactors”

August 18, 2020, 3 – 4:30 (ET)

  • TA2: Signals and Source Terms for Nuclear Nonproliferation
  • Nick Grenci for M. Flaska (PSU), “Neutron Activation Analysis Tool for Assessment of Isotopic and Elemental Signatures of Manufacturing Processes”
  • Lauren Finney for I. Jovanovic (Michigan), “Multidimensional Optical Spectroscopy for Nonproliferation Measurements”
  • Alm (MIT) and T. Hazen (UTK), “Environmental Surveillance for Biological Traces of Radionuclide Sources”
  • Henry Burns for S. Biegalski (Ga. Tech), “Forensic Signatures from Laser-Induced Resonance Ionization”

July 20, 2020, 3 – 4:30 (ET)

  • TA3: Nuclear Explosion Monitoring
  • Hartig (Florida) “Methodologies for Wide Area Environmental Sampling”
  • S. Pozzi (Michigan) “Radionuclide”
  • M. Garces (Hawaii) “Infrasound”
  • K. Kearfott (Michigan) “Radiation Background Monitoring Supplemented by Crowdsourcing”

June 22, 2020, 3 – 4:30 (ET)

  • Presenters: TA1: Fundamentals of Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • N. Shah for D. Wehe (Michigan): “Imaging Complex Arrangements of Special Nuclear Material using MATADOR”
  • J. Learned (Hawaii): “Antineutrinos for Long-Range Reactor Monitoring”
  • I. Jovanovic (Michigan): “Reactor Monitoring Using Coherent Elastic Neutrino-Nucleus Scattering”
  • A. Hecht (N. Mexico): “Muon Imaging for Dry-Cask Storage Verification”

May 12, 2020, 3 – 4:30

  • Presenters: TA2, Signals and Source Terms for Nuclear Nonproliferation
  • A. Danagoulian, MIT: “Isotopic Science”
  • A. Arkin, Berkeley: “In Situ Natural Monitoring (biota)”
  • H. Dulai, Hawaii: “Assessment of moss response to exposure to copper and uranium using laser-induced fluorescence”
  • A. Glaser, Princeton: “Autonomous and Unattended Systems for Monitoring Nuclear fuel-Cycle Activities and Compliance with Arms-Control Agreements”

April 13, 2020, 3 – 4:30

  • Presenters: TA3, Nuclear Explosion Monitoring
  • A. Enqvist (Florida), K. Kearfott (Michigan), S. Pozzi (Michigan), P. Richards (Columbia)

March

  • No teleconference due to MTV Workshop

February 11, 2020, 2 – 3:30 pm

  • Presenters: TA2, Signals and Source Terms for Nuclear Nonproliferation
  • M. Flaska (PSU), E. Alm (MIT), P Wilson (Wisconsin), A. Prinja, (UNM)

January 15, 2020, 2 – 3:30 pm

  • Presenters: TA1, Fundamentals of Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • S. Clarke (Michigan), Z. He (Michigan), C. Perfetti (UNM), P. Huber (Va Tech)

December 17

  • Presenters: TA3, Nuclear Explosion Monitoring
  • Garces (U. Hawaii), G. Ekstrom (Columbia), K. Hartig (U. Florida), W-Y Kim (Columbia)

November 19

  • Presenters: TA2, Signals and Source Terms for Nuclear Nonproliferation
  • Biegalski (Ga. Tech), S. Chirayath (TAMU), T. Hazen (UTK), 
    B. Kiedrowski (U. Michigan)

October 22

  • Presenters: TA1, Fundamentals of Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • Jovanovic (U. Michigan), A. Erickson (Ga. Tech),
    A. Hecht (N. Mexico), J. Learned (U. Hawaii)