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2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 9–12, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|The Mirage
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The Sodium Reactor Experiment
In February 1957, construction was completed on the Sodium Reactor Experiment (SRE), a sodium-cooled, graphite-moderated reactor with an output of 20 MWt. The design of theSRE had begun three years earlier in 1954, and construction started in April 1955. On April 25, 1957, the reactor reached criticality, and the SRE operated until February 1964.
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The Reactor Physics Division Early Career Reactor Physicist Award recognizes early career members of the RPD who have made significant contributions in the field of reactor physics.
This award consists of a plaque and a letter signed by the chair of RPD recognizing the candidate’s achievement of distinction. The Reactor Physics Division will cover the meeting registration for either the ANS Annual Conference or a Reactor Physics Topical Meeting (such as PHYSOR) at which the award is presented.
This award was established by the Reactor Physics Division (RPD) in 2013.
The recipient will be selected by RPD Honors and Awards Committee. The committee will review, judge, rank the nominations, and pick the winner. In the event a nominee does not win the award, the nomination may be resubmitted one more time before the nominee’s 39th birthday.
One award may be given per year, conditional upon receipt, approval, and selection of a successful nomination package. One person receives the award and may receive the award only once.
Nominations must include the completed nomination form accompanied by the following supporting documents:
Nomination forms and supporting documents (in Word or Adobe Acrobat) should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.