Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University

Moritz Kütt is working as a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security. He received a PhD in physics from the Technische Universität Darmstadt in 2016. For his dissertation, he analyzed the role of open source software for trust and transparency in nuclear arms control applications. His current research interests are nuclear reactor simulations (criticality/burnup), new warhead verification technologies (information barriers/virtual reality applications), and on a broader scale the role of access and classification of information for the verification of a nuclear weapons ban treaty.

I’m most excited to work on projects that… can be freely shared with others, both the results and the hardware and software involved.

I’m looking for partners that can help me… with technical expertise in developing trusted electronics for measurement systems to be used for arms control and disarmament verification.

A moment when I felt most inspired in my work was… seeing how students got excited and motivated to study while doing a hands-on project in a class I taught (“Hacking Measurement Electronics”).

Innovations in my field I’m most excited to work on… include newly released Open Silicon microprocessors (e.g., SiFive E300) and getting closer to hardware where everything including integrated circuits is open source.