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August 7–10, 2022
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
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Carbon value: Lifetime extensions of nuclear reactors could save billions in climate mitigation costs
On the road to achieving net-zero by midcentury, low- or no-carbon energy sources that slash carbon dioxide emissions are critical weapons. Nevertheless, the role of nuclear energy—the single largest source of carbon-free electricity—remains uncertain.
Nuclear energy, which provides 20 percent of the electricity in the United States, has been a constant, reliable, carbon-free source for nearly 50 years. But our fleet of nuclear reactors is aging, with more than half of the 92 operating reactors across 29 states at or over 40 years old—the length of the original operating licenses issued to the power plants. While some reactors have been retired prematurely, there are two options for those that remain: retire them or renew their license.
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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 Meeting 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.
Hard copies can be mailed to:
Honors and AwardsAmerican Nuclear Society555 N. Kensington AvenueLa Grange Park, IL 60526-5535