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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 Edward Teller Award recognizes pioneering research and leadership in the use of high-intensity drivers (e.g. lasers, ion-particle beams, pulsed power) to produce unique high-density matter for scientific research and to conduct investigations of inertial fusion. The award is normally presented at the International Conference on Inertial Fusion Science Applications (IFSA) during odd-numbered years. The award may be presented at an alternate location determined by the Fusion Energy Division in consultation with the ANS Honors and Awards Committee.
Nominees may be from any nation, need not be an ANS member, and must be living at the time of award selection. Nominations are open to everyone who has made significant advances in capabilities (e.g. drivers, diagnostics, targets, and numerical modeling) as well as to those who have advanced the physics of inertial fusion and applications.
The award consists of an engraved silver medal and a $2,000 monetary award. A maximum of two awards per cycle will be made. If a qualified candidate is not identified during a ballot period, the selection committee may recommend that the award not be made in that year.
The Teller Award was established in 1991 by the conference series formerly called Laser Interaction and Related Plasma Phenomenon (LIRPP). This award was officially recognized by the Fusion Energy Division in June 1999 as a Division-Administered award. It is presently fully-funded by the Fusion Energy Division of ANS.
Nominations are solicited through a bi-annual announcement in ANS publications and independent efforts of the Fusion Energy Division and through the channels of the IFSA conference.
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 email@example.com.
Hard copies can be mailed to:
Honors and AwardsAmerican Nuclear Society555 N. Kensington AvenueLa Grange Park, IL 60526-5535