Programme of Events
Global Science for the Benefit of Security and Humankind
17 September 2012 MacNeil Lecture Theatre, Hamilton Building, TCD 6:00pm
“Global Science for the Benefit of Security and Humankind” by H.E. Mr Tibor Tóth, Preparatory Commission for the CTBTO. School of Cosmic Physics, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
The 2012 Statutory Public Lecture of the School of Cosmic Physics (Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies) will take place in Trinity College Dublin on Monday 17 September at 6:00pm.
The lecture entitled “Global Science for the Benefit of Security and Humankind” will be given by His Excellency Mr Tibor Tóth, Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO).
It will be held in the MacNeil Lecture Theatre, Hamilton Building, TCD.
Admission is free.
The signature of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty in 1996 was a culmination of decades of discussions among States to curb nuclear testing as well as the increase and further development of nuclear weapons. The Treaty established a unique and innovative global verification regime based on state-of-the art technologies to pick up signals of possible nuclear explosions. The monitoring system is built by States for States sharing information around the clock from the monitoring stations positioned in all corners of the earth. The joint investment reflecting a true common achievement has revealed its additional value in benefitting people in their daily lives through the civil and scientific applications of the verification technologies. The talk will be illustrated with an analysis of the political significance of the Treaty, the build-up of the verification regime and its contribution to tsunami-warning and tracing of radionuclides. This was exemplified during early warning of the tsunami generated by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and the disaster management of the ensuing Fukushima nuclear power plant accident.