Faculty lead nuclear security workshop for Indian universities

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Itt -k -2_500x 333Department of Nuclear Engineering and Nuclear Security Science & Policy Institute faculty members Dr. William Charlton, Dr. Sunil Chirayath, and Dr. Craig Marianno conducted a two-and-a-half day workshop on nuclear security at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur (IIT-K), which was jointly sponsored by the U.S. State Department's Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS) and IIT-K. Participants in this workshop were faculty and students from various universities throughout India that have nuclear science, engineering, or technology programs, including Amity University, Delhi University, Delhi Technological University, IIT-Bombay, Jadhavpur University, and Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University.

The workshop consisted of lectures and tabletop exercises on nuclear security culture, nuclear nonproliferation, nuclear forensics, radiation detection, consequence management, and threat-informed security. A tour of the linear accelerator facility at IIT-K and a screening of the movie "Pandora's Promise" were also part of the program.