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International Cooperation for Enhancing Nuclear Safety, Security, Safeguards and Non-proliferation

Proceedings of the XIX Edoardo Amaldi Conference, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, Italy, March 30-31, 2015

  • Luciano Maiani
  • Said Abousahl
  • Wolfango Plastino
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 172)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Maurizio Cumo, Michael Kuske, Tim Andrews, Benoît De Boeck
    Pages 1-14
  3. Takashi Onishi, Nobuyasu Abe, Eric Pujol, Rafael Mariano Grossi
    Pages 15-30
  4. Götz Neuneck, Giovanni Bruna, Jean Jalouneix, Raymond Jeanloz, Vladimir Rybachenkov, Zhao Wuwen et al.
    Pages 31-60
  5. Gianfranco Incarnato, Ramamurti Rajaraman, Tehmina Janjua, Ali Asghar Soltanieh
    Pages 61-75
  6. Reza Mansouri, Willem Janssens, Eliezer Rabinovici, Paolo Cotta-Ramusino
    Pages 77-88
  7. Said Abousahl, Anne Harrington, Elina Martikka, Tapani Honkamaa, Tapani Hack, Timo Wiander et al.
    Pages 89-106
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 119-125

About these proceedings


This book, comprising contributions presented at the XIX Edoardo Amaldi Conference, examines important aspects of international cooperation aimed at enhancing nuclear safety, security, safeguards (the “3S”), and non-proliferation, thereby assisting in the development and maintenance of the verification regime and progress toward a nuclear weapon-free world. The Conference served as a forum where eminent scientists, diplomats, and policymakers could compare national perspectives and update international collaborations. The book opens by addressing the political, institutional, and legal dimensions of the 3S and non-proliferation; current challenges are discussed and attempts made to identify possible solutions and future improvements. Subsequent sections consider scientific developments that can contribute to increased effectiveness in the implementation of international regimes, particularly in critical areas, technology foresight, and the ongoing evaluation of current capabilities. The closing sections discuss scientific and technical challenges to the effective implementation of the 3S approach and the role of international cooperation and scientific community actions in leading the world toward peace and security.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Luciano Maiani
    • 1
  • Said Abousahl
    • 2
  • Wolfango Plastino
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsSapienza University of RomeRomeItaly
  2. 2.Directorate General Joint Research CentrEuropean CommissionBrusselsBelgium
  3. 3.Roma Tre UniversityDepartment of Mathematics and PhysicsRomeItaly

About the editors

Luciano Maiani holds the Enrico Fermi Chair at Sapienza University of Rome and is a former Director General of CERN. Prof. Maiani predicted the existence and properties of charged particles (GIM mechanism) crucial to the formulation of a gauge theory of electroweak interactions. Currently, his work is focused on the formation of quark–gluon plasma in heavy ion collisions. Prof. Maiani chaired the XIX Edoardo Amaldi Conference.

Said Abousahl is Head of the Nuclear Safety and Security Unit, European Commission – Joint Research Centre (JRC), and is responsible for the work program implemented by the JRC institutes (monitoring and evaluation) in the field of nuclear safety, security, safeguards, and non-proliferation. Dr. Abousahl was Co-Chair of the XIX Edoardo Amaldi Conference.

Wolfango Plastino is Scientific Coordinator in the framework of the virtual Data Exploitation Centre (vDEC) of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) for testing and evaluation of algorithms and datasets in support of the verification mission on radionuclide event screening categorization for the International Monitoring System (IMS) and International Noble Gas Experiment (INGE). Prof. Plastino was Scientific Secretary of the XIX Edoardo Amaldi Conference.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title International Cooperation for Enhancing Nuclear Safety, Security, Safeguards and Non-proliferation
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the XIX Edoardo Amaldi Conference, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, Italy, March 30-31, 2015
  • Editors Luciano Maiani
    Said Abousahl
    Wolfango Plastino
  • Series Title Springer Proceedings in Physics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Proceedings Phys.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-24320-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-37094-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-24322-1
  • Series ISSN 0930-8989
  • Series E-ISSN 1867-4941
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIV, 125
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Security Science and Technology
    Nuclear Energy
    Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education
    International Relations
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