What happens when authorities find loose nuclear material?

Project specs

Format

2D/3D

Contact

Greg Brennecka

Country

USA

Funding agency

Department of Energy, office of National Nuclear Security Administration, office of Nuclear Smuggling Detection and Deterrence

Length

03:00

Summary

If nuclear material is found somewhere it shouldn’t be, how do we know where it came from? How do we find the responsible party? This video describes the basics of nuclear forensics, a field that helps keep the world safe from rouge nuclear material.