Junior Professor Dr Malte Göttsche

Junior Professor Dr Malte Göttsche

Associate Researcher

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Research Topics / Key Expertise

Malte Göttsche develops verification concepts and technologies for nuclear nonproliferation, arms control and disarmament. Furthermore,he explores avenues that enable reductions in nuclear weapon arsenals and weapons-usable fissile materials. The research lies at the crossroads of experimental physics, computational nuclear engineering as well as the social sciences.

Professional Career

Malte Göttsche holds a diploma and doctoral degree (2015) in physics from the University of Hamburg, where he has worked at the Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker Centre for Science and Peace Research. From 2015 to 2017, he was postdoctoral research associate in Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security.
Having been awarded a Freigeist Fellowship from the Volkswagen Foundation, he moved on to build the junior research group “Nuclear Verification and Disarmament” as a junior professor at RWTH Aachen University’s AICES Graduate School and Physics Institute III B. Since 2019, he is member of the “JungesKolleg” of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts.
He is collaborating with BICC on scientific and technical aspects of peace and conflict studies, in particular pertaining to arms control.