CTBT: Science and Technology 2015


The CTBT: Science and Technology 2015 Conference (SnT2015) took place from 22 to 26 June 2015 at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria. It was the fifth in a series of multidisciplinary conferences designed to further enhance the strong relationship between the scientific and technological community and the CTBTO. See website story on the opening day and summary.
The conference series provides a forum for scientists from around the world to exchange knowledge and share advances in monitoring and verification technologies of relevance to the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). Such interaction helps ensure that the Treaty’s global verification regime remains at the forefront of scientific and technical innovation. 

With nearly 1110 registered participants and over 550 abstracts, SnT2015 is the largest such conference to date.



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Young Scientist award: Sophie Guillon

for: Variability in Subsurface Gas Transport in the Light of Field Experiments and Numerical Modelling

Best poster: Gilbert Le Petit
(collected by Thierry Héritier)

for: High Resolution Electron Photon Detection System: A Major Breakthrough for Fission Product Analysis

Best oral presentation: Walter Dekin

for: Understanding the Challenges of On Site Inspection Drilling to Safely Recover Relevant Radiological Samples from an Underground Nuclear Explosion

EU Star Award: Munkhsaikhan Adiya

for: Seismic Swarm near the Capital of Mongolia Investigated Using Double Difference Tomography

Academic Forum

The 2015 CTBT Academic Forum was a results-oriented, interactive event for academics already engaged in, or interested in, CTBT education aiming to identify ways to integrate Treaty-related topics into existing policy or science-based academic curricula and to develop educational resources to further this objective. The Academic Forum was held on Friday June 26. See forum agenda (PDF).