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Title: Scott Wilburn, Los Alamos National Lab, "The Scientific Challenges in Stewarding the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Stockpile"
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Start Time: Friday February 17, 2017 04:00 PM
End Time: Friday February 17, 2017 05:00 PM
Location: The Joseph and Sophia Konopinski Colloquium Series, Swain West 119
Free/Busy: busy

The U.S. stopped testing nuclear weapons in 1992. The nation's nuclear weapons stockpile, however remained.  This created an immediate need to ensure the safety, surety, and reliability of these very complex devices using new, more science based techniques. Today Los Alamos National Laboratory, in collaboration with other national labs and organizations uses a combination of simulations, small-scale experiments, and larger more integrated tests to accomplish this mission.

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Cost: FREE
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