2022 NSSC3 Kickoff and Advisory Board Meeeting
The Nuclear Science and Security Consortium is delighted to celebrate the commencement of its third performance period. Our new team of now 11 universities is working to build a strong pipeline of new technical talent for U.S. DOE national laboratories while engaging in research and development (R&D) in nuclear science, security, and proliferation detection. This event marks the formal introduction of our new team to the academic and lab communities, and also serves as the annual meeting of our External Advisory Board. More information here.
2020 NSSC Virtual Scholar Showcase
The Nuclear Science and Security Consortium (NSSC) invited representatives from the National Laboratories and other government agencies to attend an online showcase, which will feature research presentations from our graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The event will be held June 2 – 3rd, 2020. More information here.
2020 University Program Review
The 2020 UPR Meeting had been planned to be held in early June in Knoxville, TN, but was cancelled due to COVID-19 precautions.
2019 NSSC Fall Workshop and Advisory Board Meeting
The 2019 NSSC workshop and NSSC advisory board meeting, held Oct. 8-9 and organized jointly by LLNL and the University of California, Berkeley, was attended by more than 60 university students, postdocs and faculty and by more than 50 national lab scientists from several national labs. More information on the event can be found here.
2019 University Program Review
The Nuclear Science and Security Consortium (NSSC) participated in the annual Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Research and Development (DNN R&D) University Program Review (UPR) meeting from June 4-6, 2019 in Raleigh, North Carolina, hosted by North Carolina State University. More information here.
2018 NSSC Fall Workshop and Advisory Board Meeting
The Nuclear Science and Security Consortium Fall Workshop and Advisory Board Meeting was held October 1 – 2, 2018 at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) in Livermore, California. The event featured updates on NSSC programs and accomplishments, student oral presentations and a poster session, individual reports by NSSC Focus Area Leads, and a closed discussion session for the EAB. More info here.
2018 University Program Review
The Nuclear Science and Security Consortium (NSSC), a multi-institution initiative headquartered at UC Berkeley, participated in the annual Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Research and Development (DNN R&D) University Program Review (UPR) meeting on June 5-7, 2018 in Ann Arbor, MI, hosted by University of Michigan. Ms. Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty, DOE Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and NNSA Administrator, provided the opening address at the program review to an audience of more than 285 students, faculty, national laboratory scientists, and DOE NNSA program officials, including Dr. Edward Watkins, Assistant Deputy Administrator, DNN R&D and Dr. Victoria Franques, Senior Program Manager, DNN R&D. Read more here.
2017 Fall Workshop and Advisory Board Meeting
The Workshop and Advisory Board meeting was form 9/11/17-9/12/17 at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the UC Berkeley Faculty Club. The event featured research presentations from NSSC Fellows and Affiliates and updates from NSSC’s Academic partners. More information here.
2017 University Program Review
The University Program review took place in Walnut Creek, CA from June 6 -8, 2017. The event showcased research projects from universities and their laboratory partners to the broader nuclear security and nonproliferation community. More information here.
2017 22nd Technical Meeting of the NSDD
The 22nd Technical Meeting of the Nuclear Structure and Decay Data Evaluators network was held from 22 to 26 May 2017, at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California, USA. More details available on the NSSC website and the IAEA website.
2016 NSSC Fall Engagement Workshop
Representatives from the NNSA and faculty and students from NSSC’s partner institutions convened in Berkeley, California in September 2016 to delve into the NSSC’s research focus areas and discuss plans for collaboration amongst partners in the next phase of the consortium. The workshop concluded at LLNL with a reception and poster session featuring presentations on lab-directed research and projects. More info here.
2016 NSSC Kick Off Event
The Nuclear Science and Security Consortium in conjunction with SORMA West 2016, held a Kick-Off Seminar and Reception on May 23rd, 2016. This event celebrated a continuation of our efforts to train the next generation of nuclear security experts and launch the next phase of the NSSC. Attendees included the NSSC executive team as well as representatives from NNSA and all eight partner universities and five partner labs. NSSC Fellows and Affiliates attended the event and presented posters on their research and work. The event served as a great introduction to the next phase of the NSSC. More info on the event here.
2016 Workshop on Communicating Science to Policy Leaders and the Interested Public
2015 Workshop on Nuclear Data Needs & Capabilities for Applications
2015 NPWG: Power of the Public for Nuclear Nonproliferation Panel
Hosted by the Nuclear Policy Working Group on April 7, 2015 at UC Berkeley and webcast live.
2015 Application of Open Source Tools for Nonproliferation Workshop
January 14-15, 2015 at UC Berkeley. Organized by NSSC & MIIS/CNS. Hands-On workshop on open source tools, satellite imagery, for nonproliferation applications. Participants gathered OSINT data from commercial and governmental imagery sources, social media, wikis, photo blogs, news stories, etc. Acquired commercial/governmental satellite imagery. Identified some basic nuclear and missile related equipment, processes, and infrastructure. Mapped and modeled nuclear and missile related equipment and facilities
2015 Nuclear Physics for Future Policymakers Workshop
Held on January 13, 2015 in Berkeley, CA. Topics included: Radiation, Nuclear reactors, Weapons design, Scientific data, and Public policy.
2014 Sather Center Workshop on the Thorium Fuel Cycle and Nuclear Data
2014 Next Generation Nuclear Science Sather Workshop
2014 Student to Scientist, Perspectives from Women in National Laboratories
NSSC and LBNL Panel Discussion & Networking Luncheon June 2, 2014. Panelists were Deb Agarwal, Berkeley Lab; Dianna Blair, Sandia; Arden Dougan, DOE-.‐NNSA; Nina Rosenberg, Los Alamos; Mary Beth Ward, Lawrence Livermore
2014 University and Industry Technical Interchange Review Meeting
Held from June 3 – 5th, in Walnut Creek, California.
2014 Legal and Ethical Issues on Societal Verification in Arms Control
2014 Nuclear Symmetries and Stewardship Science: Research by Jolie Cizewski
2014 NPWG Expert Panel Event: Ethics in Nuclear Security Science & Policy
2014 Sather Center Workshop on the Thorium Fuel Cycle and Nuclear Data
2013 NPWG Expert Panel Event: The Role of Nuclear Forensics in Security Policy
2013 University and Industry Technical Interchange Review Meeting
Held from June 4 – 6th in Lansing, Michigan.
2011 University and Industry Technical Interchange Review Meeting
Held from Dec 5 – 8th in Oakland, California.
2011 NSSC1 Kick-Off Meeting
The initial kick off meeting for NSSC was held on June 10, 2011, in Berkeley. California. Event attendees included the Director and Deputy Director of NNSA, and representatives from the NSSC1 partners. The event featured presentations on planned NSSC research initiatives, and focused discussions on potential collaborations between universities and laboratories. More information here.