In order to enable an iCal export link, your account needs to have an API key created. This key enables other applications to access data from within Indico even when you are neither using nor logged into the Indico system yourself with the link provided. Once created, you can manage your key at any time by going to 'My Profile' and looking under the tab entitled 'HTTP API'. Further information about HTTP API keys can be found in the Indico documentation.
Additionally to having an API key associated with your account, exporting private event information requires the usage of a persistent signature. This enables API URLs which do not expire after a few minutes so while the setting is active, anyone in possession of the link provided can access the information. Due to this, it is extremely important that you keep these links private and for your use only. If you think someone else may have acquired access to a link using this key in the future, you must immediately create a new key pair on the 'My Profile' page under the 'HTTP API' and update the iCalendar links afterwards.
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Scintillators for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Nuclear Physics Studies
(Univ. of Michigan)
Auditorium (Building 50)
Preventing the spread of nuclear weapons is a top priority for our nation and the world. The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) entered into force in 1970 to curb the fast-growing expansion of nuclear capabilities of the 1950’s and 60’s; to date, 190 states have signed this treaty, with only a few states remaining non-signatories or having withdrawn. Nevertheless, there are states inside and states outside this treaty that may be pursuing elements of an overt or covert nuclear weapons program. Special nuclear material (SNM) is a major focus because it is the key component in a nuclear explosive device. U-235 in highly-enriched uranium (HEU), plutonium, and U-233 can all be used to sustain an explosive nuclear chain reaction in critical masses that range from kilograms to tens of kilograms. There is a recognized need for both fundamental studies of the emission properties of SNM, including physics of fission studies, and for new detection systems to detect, characterize, and image SNM. In this presentation, I will discuss these challenges and the recent advances in detector development, electronics, and algorithms that contribute to solving them. I will present recent results from experiments performed on plutonium at the JRC in Ispra, Italy and on uranium at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. In addition, a description of our Monte Carlo code systems will be provided, with particular emphasis on the physics of emission of correlated neutrons and gamma rays from fission events. Finally, I will describe the neutron and gamma ray dual-particle imaging detection system developed at UM to pinpoint the location of SNM.