Berkeley Nuclear Research Center

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Bethany Lyles Goldblum

Dr_LylesDr. Bethany Lyles Goldblum

Assistant Director



Dr. Bethany Lyles Goldblum completed her doctoral degree with perfect marks in the Department of Nuclear Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2007. Her doctoral dissertation, entitled "Absolute and Relative Surrogate Measurements of the 236U(n,f) Cross Section as a Probe of Angular Momentum Effects" investigated the limitations of the Surrogate Method, a technique for indirect determination of neutron-induced reaction cross sections on radioactive nuclei. Dr. Goldblum's research interests are in the area of applied nuclear physics, with current emphasis on nuclear data needs for homeland security and Generation IV nuclear energy systems as well as nuclear forensics applications. She is the coauthor of several nuclear physics publications and maintains active collaborations with researchers in the Physical Sciences Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the Nuclear Science Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Department of Physics at the University of Oslo, Norway.