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ANS Seminar: LNSP's Zero-Knowledge NRF Warhead Verification Program

  • MIT Room 24-115 24 Cambridge, MA 02142 (map)

R. Scott Kemp

Assitant Professor
Nuclear Science and Engineering

Scott Kemp will give an overview of LNSP's flagship project on nuclear-warhead verification. The project uses Zero-Knowledge protocols to implement Nuclear Resonance Fluoresecene measurements of warheads in what amounts to a physical manifestation of a trap-door one-way function. If successful, the technology could help stabilize previous nuclear-disarmament efforts by eliminating the incentive for re-aramament racing; and should enable further, deep reductions in the Cold War nuclear arsenals that remain on hair-trigger alert in Russia and the United States.

More information about the project is available here.