Scientific Calendar Event

Starts 27 Apr 2015
Ends 8 May 2015
Central European Time
AGH (Giambiagi Lecture Hall)
Strada Costiera, 11 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy and the Partnership for Nuclear Security, is organizing an International School on Nuclear Security, which will be held at ICTP, Trieste, Italy, from 27 April to 8 May 2015.

The two-week School is addressed to professionals from developing countries, ideally with 1-3 years of experience, working at are relevant institution in their home country with responsibility covering some aspects of nuclear security. Candidates should have a specific career interest in the knowledge of nuclear security, although their academic background may vary. Candidates with scientific or technical discipline of relevance to nuclear security, such as nuclear physics, nuclear engineering or political science, and/or in related fields, are specifically encouraged to apply.


• International legal framework supporting nuclear security
• Identification of, and remedies to, threats against nuclear security
• Instruments and methods for physical protection at associated facilities
• Threat and risk assessment for material out of regulatory control
• Detection architecture and response plan
• Illicit trafficking in nuclear and other radioactive material, including radiation detection instruments and detection strategies and techniques
• Transport security for nuclear and other radioactive material
• Nuclear forensics and radiological crime scene management
• Nuclear security culture, cyber security and security at major public events
• Measures for systematic nuclear security human resource development at the national level

Additionally there will be practical exercises, designed to incorporate the acquired knowledge into Member State(s) planning and procedures to protect against threats to nuclear security.


D. Nikonov (IAEA) Local Organizer: C. Tuniz (ICTP)