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Members focus on the dissemination of knowledge and information in the area of power reactors with particular application to the production of electric power and process heat. The division sponsors meetings on the coverage of applied nuclear science and engineering as related to power plants, non-power reactors, and other nuclear facilities. It encourages and assists with the dissemination of knowledge pertinent to the safe and efficient operation of nuclear facilities through professional staff development, information exchange, and supporting the generation of viable solutions to current issues.
Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems (MiNES 2023)
December 10–14, 2023
New Orleans, LA|New Orleans Marriott
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The development of modern nuclear reactor technologies relies heavily on complex software codes and computer simulations to support the design, construction, and testing of physical hardware systems. These tools allow for rigorous testing of theory and thorough verification of design under various use or transient power scenarios.
Monday, June 13, 2022|8:00–11:00AM PDT|Pacific D
We’ve been through a lot in the last 2 years: a global pandemic and associated disruption of the global economic system, broadscale shocks in energy prices and availability, and strengthened international momentum toward deep decarbonization and ultimately Net Zero. There is palpable excitement in the nuclear community about the future prospects for the harnessed atom. Challenges await, but a new wave of nuclear technology innovation promises to play a larger role in the evolving geopolitical landscape.
ANS Annual Meeting 2022 General ChairPer Peterson Chief Nuclear Officer, Kairos Power
Ted NordhausFounder and Executive Director Breakthrough Institute
Dr. Dan RaskySenior Scientist, NASA Chief, Space Portal Office
Christine King Director, Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN)
Kathryn A. McCarthy, Ph.D.Oak Ridge National LaboratoryAssociate Laboratory Director for Fusion and Fission Energy and Science
Kristine SvinickiFormer Chair, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory CommissionAdjunct Professor, University of Michigan
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