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Goddard Lectures at IIT-Kanpur

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May 2013

From 11-18 April, recent NSSPI Ph.D. graduate Braden Goddard traveled to northern India to teach classes in the Nuclear Engineering Department at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK). Goddard gave a series of six 75 minute lectures, covering such topics as nuclear safeguards, Monte Carlo methods, and nuclear security science. These lectures were attended by two professors, two Ph.D. students, and eight Masters of Technology (M.Tech.) students from IITK. This series of lectures was considered to be part of the class requirements for the M. Tech. students, and, as such, the M.Tech. students were also asked to pass a 30 minute oral exam to test their understanding of the concepts taught. Throughout the experience, the IITK students were able to ask questions about what life is like in the U.S. for a Ph.D. student or a post-doc. It addition to the lectures, vari...  Read More

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