Paula Cable-Dunlap: Assembling the nuclear mosaic

If a nation tries to hide a clandestine nuclear operation, Paula Cable-Dunlap and her team will give their all to help find it.

Just don’t call their work “nuclear CSI” – not where she can hear, at least.

“It’s never as easy as people make it seem,” said Cable-Dunlap, who leads the National Security Sciences Directorate’s Collection Science and Engineering Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. “Forensics is such a grossly overused term for what we do. ”