The Other MAD:
Mathematical Assessment of Damage
& the Spiral in Cold War Nuclear Stockpiles
November 19 at 6PM
UW’s Physics & Astronomy Building, Room C520
Featuring Dr. Halvor Undem
& internship information presented by
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s
During the month of November, our thoughts turn to gratitude and a bountiful harvest — we truly reap what we sow. Our Fields of Plenty event will focus on this theme in two ways:
First, Ryan Boscow from PNNL will detail the internship and career opportunities which make nuclear materials management a “field of plenty” for STEM students.
Then, while you enjoy pizza, Dr. Halvor Undem will continue the theme for the evening. During the Cold War, nuclear stockpiles and payloads spiraled to irrational levels for highly rational reasons. He will explain the math and physics behind the MADness.
Dr. Halvor Undem has served as an Air Force officer, as a senior advisor in Nonproliferation Technology and Safeguards within the National Security Directorate of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and International Atomic Energy Agency expert assisting in the modernization of containment sealing systems, a major safeguard against nuclear material and theft. Dr. Undem is currently an Affiliate Professor at the Jackson School of International Affairs, where he teaches courses on International Safeguards, Nonproliferation, and Weapons of Mass Destruction-related issues.