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Nuclear Warhead Science in the CTBT era

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19:30 – 21:00 14 Nov 2011
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William Penney Theatre, AWE, Aldermaston, Reading, RG7 4PR

Speakers: Dr Daryl Landeg

Providing a robust capability to underwrite the safety and performance of warheads in the UK’s independent nuclear deterrent is an imperative for AWE.
The talk will describe the evolution of a science based approach to meeting this challenge in the comprehensive test ban treaty era. It will start from a historical perspective summarising UK nuclear test experience and the early innovation with above ground experiments in hydrodynamics and plasma physics.
I will then present the modern approach of using advanced computational modelling validated against test archive data and high fidelity laboratory experiments, concluding with a look ahead to the major developments planned in the next few years.
Refreshments will be available from 19:00.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: London and South East Branch
Contact details: David Parkes or Stephen Elsmere
Email: david.parkes@awe.co.uk or stephen.elsmere@awe.co.uk

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William Penney Theatre, AWE, Aldermaston, Reading, RG7 4PR
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19:30 – 21:00 14 Nov 2011
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