The Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker Centre for Science and Peace Research is an interdisciplinary institution at the University of Hamburg, Germany and was founded in 2006. One of the main research areas of ZNF is verification and monitoring of international treaties. The Research Group on Nuclear Weapons and Arms control focuses, among others, on the development of methods for the global monitoring of special atmospheric noble gases (krypton-85 and radio-xenon) for nuclear safeguards and the CTBT verification regime. The Research Group for Biological Weapons Control develops new concepts and instruments for monitoring bioweapon relevant activities and for verifying and enforcing compliance with the norm against bioweapons.Besides its research agenda, ZNF integrates aspects of peace research into the work of the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences as well as contributing scientific expertise to existing peace-related research and teaching of all departments of the University of Hamburg.
University of Hamburg – Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker Centre for Science and Peace Research – ZNF
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Tel: +49 40 42838 – 4335
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Dr Gunnar Jeremias
Head of the Interdisciplinary Research Group for the Analysis of Biological Risks (INFABRI) and the subsidiary Research Group for Biological Arms Control
|Gunnar Jeremias is head of the Interdisciplinary Research Group for the Analysis of Biological Risks (INFABRI) and the subsidiary Research Group for Biological Arms Control at ZNF.
Gunnar studied political science, biology and law, holds a post gradual MA in Peace and Security Studies and a PhD in political sciences. His core area of research is the governance of risk related
technology – especially in biotechnology. He is also involved in projects on the conceptualization of OSI based compliance monitoring for the Bioweapons Convention (BWC), biosecurity, and on the
confidence building measures mechanism in the BWC. He teaches on bioethics and the nexus of biology and peace research. Before he
started working for the Research Group Gunnar conducted a number of research projects in the area of bioethics and worked as a researcher for Greenpeace.
Prof. Dr. Gerald Kirchner
|Prof. Dr. Gerald Kirchner is head of the Carl-Friedrich-von-Weizsäcker Center for Science and Peace Research of the University of Hamburg. Being physicist his research focused on reactor physics, radioecology and nuclear emergency preparedness and on improvement of measurement techniques required for verification of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. He served as member of the German Radiation Protection Commission and of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic. In 2015 he has been nominated by the German Foreign Office as expert for the International Partnership on Verification of Nuclear Disarmament.||