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The division's objectives are to promote the advancement of knowledge and understanding of the fundamental physical phenomena characterizing nuclear reactors and other nuclear systems. The division encourages research and disseminates information through meetings and publications. Areas of technical interest include nuclear data, particle interactions and transport, reactor and nuclear systems analysis, methods, design, validation and operating experience and standards. The Wigner Award heads the awards program.
Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems (MiNES 2023)
December 10–14, 2023
New Orleans, LA|New Orleans Marriott
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Investments for peace
President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered his “Atoms for Peace” speech to the United Nations General Assembly in December 1953. In this historic address, he invoked the existential threat of nuclear weapons proliferation and the potential horror of nuclear war to muster the diplomatic energy of the United Nations toward establishing peaceful uses for the atom. The speech launched domestic and international initiatives, including the International Atomic Energy Agency, that would underpin decades of robust, peaceful nuclear power commercialization and expansion.
Kent F. Hansen
Chih H. WangOctave J. Du Temple
University of Florida (First Place)University of Missouri-Columbia (Second Place)University of Wisconsin (Second Place)
Eastern IdahoVirginia (Honorable Mention)Trinity-New Mexico (Honorable Mention)Richland (Honorable Mention)
David L. Galbraith
Richard F. Post
Experimental Breeder Reactor (EBR-II) Project Team
GraduatePurdue UniversityAlfred L. B. HoUndergraduateUniversity of TennesseeD. Cook, R. Gouldy, K. Harrington, P. Shelton, D. Sullivan, R. Wagner