Nuclear Physics and Gamma-ray sources for Nuclear Security and Nonproliferation



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January 28-30, 2014


Ricotti, Tokai-mura, Japan

3-1-1 Funaishikawaekihigashi, Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki 319-1118, Japan


Nuclear nonproliferation is a critical global issue. A key technological challenge to ensuring nuclear nonproliferation and security is the detection of long-lived radioisotopes and fissionable nuclides in a non-destructive manner. This technological challenge requires new methods for detecting relevant nuclides and the development of new quantum-beam sources. For example, one new method that has been proposed and studied is nuclear resonance fluorescence with energy-tunable, monochromatic gamma-rays generated by Compton scattering of laser photons with electrons.

The development of new methods requires the help of researchers from a wide range of fields, such as nuclear physics, accelerator physics, laser physics, etc. Furthermore, any new method must be compatible with the requirements of administrators and nuclear-material inspectors. This symposium provides a valuable forum for meeting many people from all these different fields.

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  1. Nuclear resonance fluorescence and photonuclear reactions
  2. Low-spin nuclear structure
  3. Laser Compton scattering photon beams and other gamma-ray sources
  4. Nuclear security at airports, seaports, and other important areas
  5. Material control or inspection for storage and disposal of spent nuclear fuels
  6. Technological developments for assaying the radioactive materials from the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants
  7. Neutron-induced reactions and compact neutron sources
  8. Quantum beam sources for nuclear nonproliferation
  9. Nuclear physics for nuclear nonproliferation
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  11. Nuclear data for nuclear nonproliferation

Invited Speakers

  • Bernhard Ludewigt (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
  • Calvin R. Howell (Duke University)
  • Chary Rangacharyulu (University of Saskatchewan)
  • Christopher P.J. Barty (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
  • Deniz Savran (ExtreMe Matter Institute (EMMI) / GSI)
  • Dino Jaroszynski (University of Strathclyde)
  • Haruo Miyadera (Toshiba Corporation)
  • Hideaki Ohgaki (Kyoto University)
  • Hiroaki Utsunomiya (Konan University)
  • Junji Urakawa (KEK)
  • Laurent Audouin (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifiqu)
  • Luca Serafini (INFN-Milan)
  • Masayuki Igashira (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  • Massimo Ferrario (INFN-Milan)
  • Mitsuru Uesaka (University of Tokyo)
  • Robert Ledoux (Passport System Inc.)
  • Ronald Schwengner (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf)
  • Shuji Miyamoto (University of Hyogo)
  • Sydney Gales (ELI-NP)
  • Vladimir Nedorezov (Institute for Nuclear Research RAS)

International Advisory Committee

  • Christopher P.J. Barty (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
  • Luca Serafini (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Milano)
  • Mitsuru Uesaka (University of Tokyo)
  • Muhsin N. Harakeh (Kernfysisch Versneller Instituut, University of Groningen)
  • Shigeru Kubono (RIKEN)
  • Sydney Gales (ELI-NP)
  • William Bertozzi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Yoshiaki Kiyanagi (Hokkaido University)
  • Yoshihiro Nakagome (Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization)

The local organizing committee

Masao Senzaki (Chair), Paul Bolton (Co-chair), Mamoru Fujiwara, Takehito Hayakawa, Ryoichi Hajima, Toshiyuki Shizuma, Michio Seya, Yosuke Naoi, Naoki Kobayashi

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