About our Speaker:
Dr. Ned Wogman, recently retired from PNNL, has been engaged for more than 58 years in research programs to measure and study the behavior of radionuclides and non-nuclear species produced in various nations' weapons programs as well as those which are naturally present in, or added to the environment from other sources. He has applied this knowledge as well as that of radiochemical and nuclear non-proliferation signatures to the design of systems for the detection of nuclear proliferation as well as proliferation studies involving weapons of mass destruction. He has engaged in the development, design, evaluation, and use of highly sensitive gamma-ray spectrometer systems for trace radionuclide measurements in the laboratory and in marine or industrial/field environments. Dr. Wogman designed the sensitive radioanalytical measurement systems, which were utilized for the radiological analysis of nearly all lunar samples. Dr Wogman wrote the United States’ (U.S.) Position Paper on the “Detection of Undeclared Nuclear Activities” which was used by the U.S. in discussions with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); the material was used by the IAEA to initiate their “93 + 2” research program. It evolved to the “Additional Protocol” which is now being used by the IAEA to detect proliferation activities in all countries that accept it.
The Author was involved with the Manhattan Project scientists starting in June 1960; he lived in the Tri-Cities, Washington area until 5 years ago when he moved to Las Vegas, NV. He participated in specific tests at the Nevada Test Site in the late 60’s.
Discussion of a special WWII project (Manhattan) with a very large number of unknowns, must have project success to end WWII, and all materials to be reviewed for sensitivity and classification prior to publication and presentation. The production reactors, the separation chemistry, the engineering – none of this had been done before. Chemistry was scaled from milligrams to tons. Since secrecy was paramount, no person except a few knew all details. Construction was accomplished in a South-central Washington State desert. The fresh water needed was supplied by the Columbia River. The power required was supplied by ‘Roosevelt’s Folly (Grand Coulee Dam). The presentation will use archived materials from the Hanford Complex in Richland, WA.
Speaker: Dr. Ned Wogman, Chief Scientist – retired, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Location: Elks Lodge (address: 4100 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV).
Learning outcomes from this chapter meeting:
Early bird: members $25 / non-members $30
Walk-In: members $30 / non-members $35
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Students: additional discount $10 off *
PDU: 1 (Technical)
|Event Start Date||02-21-2019 5:30 pm|
|Event End Date||02-21-2019 7:30 pm|
|Registration Start Date||01-27-2019 12:00 am|
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