R. Scott Kemp, Ph.D.
Nuclear Science and Engineering
Program on Science and Global Security
Project on Managing the Atom
Scott Kemp is Assistant Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT. His research combines physics, engineering, and the history of science to draw more clearly the limits and policy options for achieving international security under technical constraints. He is an expert on gas-centrifuge and laser enrichment, and has also worked on space arms control, cyber security, and methods for detecting covert nuclear-weapon programs.
From 2010-2011, Kemp served as science advisor in the State Department's Office of the Special Advisor for Nonproliferation and Arms Control. He is also a current member of the American Physical Society's Panel on Public Affairs.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS [all publications]
Worm Holes - Virus Attacks Iran's Enrichment Operations
Jane's Intelligence Review, 15 Sept. 2011.
The End of Manhattan: How the Gas Centrifuge Changed the Quest for Nuclear Weapons
Technology and Culture, Vol 53, No 2. (April 2012).
Gas Centrifuge Theory and Development: A Review of U.S. Programs
Science and Global Security, Vol 17, No 1. (2009).
A performance estimate for the detection of undeclared nuclear-fuel reprocessing by atmospheric 85Kr
Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, Vol 99, No 8. (Aug. 2008).
Space Weapons: Crossing the U.S. Rubicon
International Security, Vol 29, No 2. (Fall 2004).
Last updated: July 2012