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ANP’s RadMAP participates in OPTUS Campaign in PA

The RadMAP (Radiological Multi-Sensor Analysis Platform) research vehicle recently participated in a measurement campaign at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania as part of NA-22’s OPTUS/MUSE Venture, which featured radiation detection systems from across the country. The MUSE-1 data collection campaign was the first fielding of a fully-synchronized RadMAP system, and represented the only system equipped with hyperspectral imaging […]

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ANP provides radiation detection expertise to USS Independence expedition

ANP and BeARING, Kai Vetter’s UC Berkeley campus research program, are participating in the historic expedition to conduct a visual survey and measurement campaign of the USS Independence for the first time since it was sunk off the coast of San Francisco in 1951. The USS Independence served in World War II as an active […]

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ANP hosts DNDO Director, Dr. L. Wayne Brasure, at Berkeley Lab on August 18

On August 18, 2016, ANP hosted DNDO Acting Director Dr. L. Wayne Brasure and Program Manager Kevin Cronk at Berkeley Lab. The visit featured high level meetings in the morning and tours of ANP’s DNDO projects throughout the day. ANP’s Ren Cooper and his project teams provided overviews of the Mobile Urban Radiation Search (MURS) and SIGMA […]

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ANP hosts three DHS DNDO Summer Fellows

The Applied Nuclear Physics program recently hosted three Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Fellows. Nicole Eikmeier, a graduate student at Purdue University, Ryan Gallagher, a graduate student at Ohio State University, and Russell Kunes, an undergraduate from Harvard University, worked on ongoing research with ANP scientists and researchers in […]

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ANP researchers conduct radiation measurement campaign in Fukushima Prefecture

ANP researchers, Andy Haefner, Tenzing Joshi, and Erika Suzuki participated in a joint-measurement campaign with the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) to measure and visualize radiation contamination in the exclusion zone within Fukushima Prefecture. The campaign focused on areas in which residents have not yet returned in three towns: Minamisoma, Tomioka, and Okuma, and involved […]

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ANP Program Head Kai Vetter shares cutting edge radiation detection research on Straight Talk MD Podcast

ANP Program Head, Kai Vetter, shared ongoing cutting-edge radiation detection and imaging research in ANP on the Straight Talk MD Podcast. The advanced radiation detection and imaging techniques and technologies, developed by ANP scientists, researchers, and students, is being used to measure radiation levels and identify hotspots in Fukushima Prefecture as part of a joint research […]

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ANP Grad Student Ross Barnowski wins oral presentation award at UITI

ANP graduate student, Ross Barnowski, won an award for his oral presentation at the 2016 University & Industry Technical Interchange in Raleigh, North Carolina, held from June 7-9, 2016. He presented on “Volumetric Gamma-Ray Imaging in Real Time,” based on research that he is conducting in collaboration with ANP researcher, Andy Haefner.

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ANP hosts NNSA DNN’s Michael Cai at Berkeley Lab on April 25

The Applied Nuclear Physics (ANP) program hosted Michael Cai, technical advisor to David LaGraffe, Director of the Office of Proliferation Detection (NA-221) within the Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (DNN) R&D arm of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) at Berkeley Lab on April 25, 2016. Dr. Cai toured the RadMAP vehicle (pictured left) at Building 88 […]

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ANP volunteers at annual LBNL Nuclear Science Day on April 23

On Saturday, April 23, 2016, Berkeley Lab’s Nuclear Science Division held its annual Nuclear Science Day for Scouts. Over 200 troops composed of girl and boy scouts from around the Bay Area, and from as far away as Santa Cruz, attended the full day event. A cohort of ANP volunteers graded scout labs, ran experiment […]

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ANP hosts Professor Man-Sung Yim from KAIST, South Korea on April 18

The Applied Nuclear Physics program hosted Professor Man-Sung Yim, Professor and Head of the Nuclear Quantum Engineering Department and Director of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Education and Research Center at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Professor Yim, as well as three of his graduate students and one postdoc, visited Berkeley Lab to […]

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