March 12, 2024

3:00 pm

Join us for a seminar with Dr. Tim Goorley of Los Alamos National Laboratory, titled “Nuclear Weapons Options and Effects”

The seminar will begin at 3:00 PM ET on Tuesday, March 12, 2024.

Please contact Sarah Preis for connection information.

Bio: Dr. Tim Goorley is the Chief Scientist for Nuclear Weapon Effects at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), a role which guides and directs technical analyses, modeling and simulation capability development, and training. Ultimately these efforts inform LANL senior leaders about mission effectiveness, survivability, and consequences of execution, and ‘The Art of the Possible’. For the past 23 years at LANL, Dr. Goorley has been applying his nuclear engineering expertise to various nuclear weapons detonation related diagnostics, weapons effects, and forensics related missions.

For seven of these years, Dr. Goorley has led groups of ~25 people in their successful support of nuclear weapons missions within the Weapons Physics Directorate at LANL. These missions include assessments of intrinsic radiation, modern and historic diagnostics, radiation shielding, nuclear forensics, criticality assessments, weapons effects, and the development of software used in these analyses.

Dr. Goorley’s dissertation topic was the computational evaluation of a new form of brain tumor therapy based on the element Gadolinium and neutron or gamma radiation. For his 6 years as a graduate student, Tim was part of the Harvard/MIT Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) human clinical trials team, which used 10 Gy doses of mixed neutron and gamma radiation to investigate the potential therapy of advanced brain cancers. It is this expertise that he continues to leverage to understand the physical impacts that nuclear detonations have on people.

Flyer for Goorley seminar - click link below or click image for PDF

Tim Goorley MSEE Seminar Flyer