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Title: Consortium for Verification Technology Fellowship Report.

Abstract

As one recipient of the Consortium for Verification Technology (CVT) Fellowship, I spent eight days as a visiting scientist at the University of Michigan, Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences (NERS). During this time, I participated in multiple department and research group meetings and presentations, met with individual faculty and students, toured multiple laboratories, and taught one-half of a one-unit class on Risk Analysis in Nuclear Arms control (six 1.5 hour lectures). The following report describes some of the interactions that I had during my time as well as a brief discussion of the impact of this fellowship on members of the consortium and on me/my laboratory’s technical knowledge and network.

Authors:
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  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1367953
Report Number(s):
SAND-2017-6699R
654786
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION

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Sadler, Lorraine E. Consortium for Verification Technology Fellowship Report.. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1367953.
Sadler, Lorraine E. Consortium for Verification Technology Fellowship Report.. United States. doi:10.2172/1367953.
Sadler, Lorraine E. Thu . "Consortium for Verification Technology Fellowship Report.". United States. doi:10.2172/1367953. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1367953.
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