The Challenges and Rewards of Stockpile Stewardship

Charles Nakhleh, Los Alamos National Laboratory

This talk will explore some of the future opportunities and exciting scientific and technological challenges in the National Nuclear Security Administration Stockpile Stewardship Program. The program’s objective is to ensure that the nation's nuclear deterrent remains safe, secure and effective. Meeting that objective requires sustained excellence in a variety of scientific and engineering disciplines and has led to remarkable advances in theory, experiment and simulation. We will explore some of these advances in the context of maintaining the nuclear deterrent and point out challenges and opportunities for future generations of stockpile stewards.

Abstract Author(s): Charles W. Nakhleh