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Devoted specifically to the safety of nuclear installations and the health and safety of the public, this division seeks a better understanding of the role of safety in the design, construction and operation of nuclear installation facilities. The division also promotes engineering and scientific technology advancement associated with the safety of such facilities.
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November 16–19, 2020
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NASA and DOE sign MOU on interplanetary nuclear propulsion
A “visionary view” of a nuclear thermal propulsion–enabled spacecraft mission. Image: NASA
Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on October 20 signed a memorandum of understanding to continue decades of partnership between the Department of Energy and NASA and to support the goals of NASA’s Artemis program. These include landing the first woman and the next man on the moon by 2024 and establishing sustainable lunar exploration—using nuclear propulsion systems—by the end of the decade to prepare for the first human mission to Mars.
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The Alvin M. Weinberg Medal recognizes an individual for outstanding international technical and policy leadership in nuclear science and technology, and for consistently and effectively illuminating the human dimensions of the nuclear enterprise. The awardee must have demonstrated such achievements over a sustained period of several years.
The award consists of an engraved medal and a monetary award of $2,000. It is to be made no more frequently than once per year and is conferred normally during the ANS Winter Meeting.
Nominees may be from any nation, but they must not be deceased at the time the awardee is selected. Nominees need not be an ANS member.
The award was established in 1995 to honor Dr. Alvin M. Weinberg, one of the founders of the American Nuclear Society, and the 5th president of the Society, to provide international recognition for contributions to the understanding of the social implications of nuclear technology. It was funded in part by a $20,000 contribution from the Vietnamese-American Scholarship Fund and PAI Corporation on the occasion of Dr. Weinberg’s 80th birthday.
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:
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