Chai Seniors:
Nuclear Proliferation: Can terrorists buy, steal or build a nuclear bomb?

Presented by Professor Matthias Grosse Perdekamp

Professor Grosse Perdekamp earned his degree in physics from Albert-Ludwig University in Freiburg, Germany in 1990, and earned his Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1995 for experimental work on proton structure at CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research). Most recently, he has joined the COMPASS experiment at the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) at CERN (2012) and the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva Switzerland (2016). Professor Grosse Perdekamp and his group at UIUC have developed and built instruments for the detection of ionizing radiation for the PHENIX experiment at RHIC and the COMPASS experiment at CERN. He has been teaching a course on Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control since 2012 and is the Faculty Associate Director of the UIUC program for Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security (ACDIS).

Tuesday, November 13 at 11:15 am

Sinai Temple, 3104 W Windsor Rd, Champaign

Lunch will be served, Cost of this event is $5.00


Please RSVP by contacting the CUJF office

367-9872 or emailing


Sponsored by:  CUJFSinai Temple, and the Goldberg-Gordon-Yairi Fund for Seniors and Libby and Harry Miller Memorial Fund of the CUJEF