A Collaborative National Center for Fusion & Plasma Research
November 6, 2015,
1:00pm to 2:15pm

MBG Auditorium

COLLOQUIUM: Technical Aspects of the Iran Nuclear Agreement

Professor Robert Goldston
Princeton University

After 20 months of negotiation, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Russia and the United States reached an agreement with Iran to constrain and verify its nuclear program, in exchange for relief from international sanctions. The constraints on Iran are unprecedented among non-proliferation agreements, as are the verification procedures. Iran will be required, for 15 years, to maintain an inventory of no more than 300 kg of uranium enriched to no more than 3.67%. It will be prevented from constructing a research reactor using natural uranium. Iran’s supply chain for uranium will be monitored continuously, from mines to spent fuel, as will its supply chain for centrifuges. These constraints and verification targets were chosen on the basis of the underlying physics and technology, not precedent. This talk will explore these bases and the implications for the international non-proliferation regime moving forward, which will eventually include Iran as it is gradually released from the constraints of the agreement.

Colloquium Committee: 

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory 2017-2018 Colloquium Committee is comprised of the following people. Please feel free to contact them by e-mail regarding any possible speakers or topics for future colloquia.

Carol Ann Austin, caustin@pppl.gov
Nathaniel Ferraro, nferraro@pppl.gov
Charles A Gentile, cgentile@pppl.gov
Masayuki Ono, mono@pppl.gov
Tori Sikkema, tsikkema@pppl.gov

  • Carol Ann Austin 609-243-2484

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