Prof. Dr. Malte Göttsche

Prof. Dr. Malte Göttsche

Faculty

Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences

Member

Junior Research Group Leader

Research

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

Contact

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

Room: 203
Phone: +49-241-8099744
email: goettsche@aices.rwth-aachen.de

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

Education

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

Memberships

Publications and Presentations

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Studies

Edited Issues

Conference Proceedings

International Conference Organization

Invited Talks

  • Malte Göttsche, Nuclear archaeology and more: Verifying nuclear disarmament, Nuclear Waste Management Colloquium, Forschungszentrum Jülich, April 16, 2019.
  • Malte Göttsche, Nuclear Weapon Control, Physics Colloquium, RWTH Aachen University, April 15, 2019.
  • 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.

Opinions and Media Appearances

  • Alexander Pawlak, „Die Forschungsfreiheit ist für mich der große Reiz.“ Interview with Malte Göttsche, Physik Journal 16, December 2017, p. 71 [in German].
  • Malte Göttsche, Abrüstung statt deutscher Rufe zu eigenen Atomwaffen, Commentary, ARD Panorama, February 14, 2017 [in German].
  • Malte Göttsche, "Mehr Bomben, mehr Abschreckung": Warum jede Diskussion um atomare Aufrüstung brandgefährlich ist, Op-Ed, Huffington Post Germany, February 10, 2017 [in German].  

Policy Advice

  • Götz Neuneck, Theodore Postol, Bernd Kreienbaum and Malte Göttsche, Technical Aspects of the INF-Crisis: Treaty Violations, Missile Defense in Europe and the Missile Defense Review, Fachgespräch von FONAS und der DPG AG Physik und Abrüstung für Mitglieder des Bundestags, der Bundesregierung und der Presse, March 19, 2019, DPG Magnus-Haus, Berlin.
  • Malte Göttsche, Götz Neuneck, Irmgard Niemeyer, Annette Schaper, Gerald Kirchner, Christoph Hallier and Christian Alwardt, Neue Verifikationskonzepte für die nukleare Abrüstung, Fachgespräch von FONAS und der DPG AG Physik und Abrüstung für Mitglieder des Bundestags, der Bundesregierung und der Presse, September 27, 2018, DPG Magnus-Haus, Berlin.

Dissertation

Awards and Achievements