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International Cooperation for Enhancing Nuclear Safety, Security, Safeguards and Non-proliferation–60 Years of IAEA and EURATOM

Proceedings of the XX Edoardo Amaldi Conference, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, Italy, October 9-10, 2017

  • Luciano Maiani
  • Said Abousahl
  • Wolfango Plastino
Open Access
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 206)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvi
  2. Nuclear Safety and Security—1

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Carlo Schaerf
      Pages 3-5 Open Access
    3. Gustavo Caruso
      Pages 7-13 Open Access
    4. Alexandre Bilodeau
      Pages 15-21 Open Access
    5. Jari Luoto
      Pages 23-28 Open Access
  3. Nuclear Safety and Security—2

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Umberto Vattani
      Pages 31-33 Open Access
    3. Michael Kuske
      Pages 35-43 Open Access
    4. Tatsujiro Suzuki
      Pages 45-50 Open Access
  4. Nuclear Safeguards

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Maria Betti
      Pages 53-55 Open Access
    3. Frédéric Claude
      Pages 57-62 Open Access
    4. Stefano Ciccarello, Stephan Lechner
      Pages 63-68 Open Access
    5. Elina Martikka, Tapani Hack, Marko Hämäläinen, Tapani Honkamaa, Paula Karhu, Mikael Moring et al.
      Pages 69-77 Open Access
  5. Nuclear Safeguards Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Said Abousahl
      Pages 81-83 Open Access
    3. Anne Harrington
      Pages 85-88 Open Access
    4. Willem Janssens
      Pages 89-96 Open Access
  6. Topics of Nuclear Non-proliferation: Present and Future Challenges—1

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97

About these proceedings


This open access book examines key aspects of international cooperation to enhance nuclear safety, security, safeguards, and non-proliferation, thereby assisting in development and maintenance of the verification regime and fostering progress toward a nuclear weapon-free world. The book opens by addressing important political, institutional, and legal dimensions. Current challenges are discussed and attempts made to identify possible solutions and future improvements. Subsequent sections consider scientific developments that have the potential to increase the effectiveness of implementation of international regimes, particularly in critical areas, technology foresight, and the ongoing evaluation of current capabilities. The closing sections examine scientific and technical challenges and discuss the role of international cooperation and actions of the scientific community in leading the world toward peace and security. The book – which celebrates 60 years of IAEA Atoms for Peace and Development and the EURATOM Treaty – comprises contributions presented at the XX Edoardo Amaldi Conference, where eminent scientists, diplomats, and policymakers were able to compare national perspectives and update international collaborations.


EU Member State on the Evolution of Nuclear Safety EU Perspective on Nuclear Safety IAEA Nuclear Safeguards Nuclear Energy in the Amaldi Conference Nuclear Non-proliferation Nuclear Safeguards Nuclear Security Update Role of Scientific Community for Nuclear Safety Scientists for the Global Security Nuclear Safety Nuclear Disarmament Open Access

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 CentreEuropean CommissionBrusselsBelgium
  3. 3.Department of Mathematics and PhysicsRoma Tre UniversityRomeItaly

About the editors

Luciano Maiani holds the Enrico Fermi Chair at Sapienza University of Rome and is a former Director General of CERN. Professor Maiani predicted the existence and the 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. Professor Maiani chaired the XX Edoardo Amaldi Conference.

Said Abousahl is EURATOM Coordinator, European Commission – Joint Research Centre (JRC) and is responsible for the work program implemented by the JRC institutes (monitoring and evaluation) in the fields of nuclear safety, security, safeguards, and non-proliferation. Dr. Abousahl was Co-Chair of the XX 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). Professor Plastino was Scientific Secretary of the XX Edoardo Amaldi Conference.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title International Cooperation for Enhancing Nuclear Safety, Security, Safeguards and Non-proliferation–60 Years of IAEA and EURATOM
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the XX Edoardo Amaldi Conference, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, Italy, October 9-10, 2017
  • Editors Luciano Maiani
    Said Abousahl
    Wolfango Plastino
  • Series Title Springer Proceedings in Physics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Proceedings Phys.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-662-57365-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-58595-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-57366-2
  • Series ISSN 0930-8989
  • Series E-ISSN 1867-4941
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXXVI, 220
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Applied and Technical Physics
    Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education
    Nuclear Energy
    International Relations
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