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Central Michigan University – A Case Study in Nuclear Proliferation: The Iran Nuclear Deal and the Responsibility of Physicists

November 3, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT


We’ll review possible consequences of nuclear war and nuclear terrorism and explain the system of arms control treaties that have been put into place to contain this threat over the past 70 years. We will briefly review challenges different arms control agreements have been facing in the recent past. Some focus will be placed on the Iran Nuclear Deal, an agreement that aims to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons to Iran. We will discuss the recent history, including the US withdrawal in 2018 and current efforts to re-negotiate the agreement.

About the Speaker

Matthias Grosse Perdekamp is a nuclear physicist at the University of Illinois. He serves as head of the Department of Physics and as director of the UIUC Program for Arms Control and Domestic and International Security, ACDIS. He explores the Physics of nuclear forces and the structure of the fundamental building blocks of nuclear matter through accelerator-based experiments at European Laboratory for Nuclear and Particle Physics, CERN, in Geneva Switzerland. His laboratory is developing advanced instrumentation for the detection of ionizing radiation. He teaches a longstanding course on Nuclear War and Arms Control as part of the ACDIS security certificate for undergraduate students at UIUC.

For more information, contact Prof. Juan Peralta: [email protected] | 989-774-3375


November 3, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Event Category:


Physicists Coalition for Nuclear Threat Reduction
Central Michigan University


Central Michigan University
Dow Science Building 102 Mt.
Pleasant, MI United States
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