Prof. Dr. Malte Göttsche

Prof. Dr. Malte Göttsche


Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences


Junior Research Group Leader


Nuclear Verification and Disarmament

Research Topics

of the Nuclear Verification and Disarmament Group:

Nuclear verification technologies and concepts
Radiation transport simulations (Monte Carlo)
Fuel cycle simulations and depletion calculations (Neutronics)
Radiation detection
Nonproliferation and disarmament policy


Aachen Institute for Advanced Study in Computational Engineering Science (AICES)
RWTH Aachen University
Schinkelstr. 2a
52062 Aachen

Room: 203
Phone: +49-241-8099744

Professional Experience

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Program on Science and Global Security, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, 2015-2017
  • Research Assistant, Centre for Science and Peace Research, University of Hamburg, 2012-2015
  • Visiting Scholar, Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, 2010/2011


  • Doctorate in Physics, University of Hamburg, Germany, 2012 - 2015
  • Diploma in Physics, University of Hamburg, Germany, 2006 - 2012
  • Exchange, Uppsala University, Sweden, 2008/2009


Peer-Reviewed Publications


Conference Proceedings

Opinions and Media Appearances

Invited Talks

  • Malte Göttsche, Physics and Nuclear Disarmament, Particle Physics Seminar, University of Bonn, December 20, 2018.
  • Malte Göttsche, Nuklear-Archäologie: Verifikation von Produktionshistorien waffenfähiger spaltbarer Materialien, Fraunhofer-Institut für Naturwissenschaftlich-Technische Trendanalysen INT, September 5, 2018.
  • Malte Göttsche, Understanding Fissile Material Production Histories using Nuclear Archaeology, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research, May 15, 2018, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Malte Göttsche, Physics and Nuclear Disarmament, Institute for Radioecology and Radiation Protection, Hannover University, April 19, 2018, Hannover, Germany.
  • Malte Göttsche, Verification of Fissile Material Restrictions, Center for Strategic and International Studies, June 28, 2016, Washington, D.C., United States.
  • Malte Göttsche, Measurement Techniques for Warhead Authentication with Attributes: Advantages and Limitations, China Academy of Engineering Physics, June 15, 2015, Beijing, China.