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Organized to promote the advancement of knowledge in the use of nuclear science and technologies in the aerospace application. Specialized nuclear-based technologies and applications are needed to advance the state-of-the-art in aerospace design, engineering and operations to explore planetary bodies in our solar system and beyond, plus enhance the safety of air travel, especially high speed air travel. Areas of interest will include but are not limited to the creation of nuclear-based power and propulsion systems, multifunctional materials to protect humans and electronic components from atmospheric, space, and nuclear power system radiation, human factor strategies for the safety and reliable operation of nuclear power and propulsion plants by non-specialized personnel and more.
Utility Working Conference and Vendor Technology Expo
August 8–11, 2021
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
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Metz on Harold Denton: Memories of a life in nuclear safety
A number of years ago, historian and writer Chuck Metz Jr. was at the Bush’s Visitor Center in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains when he ran into former Nuclear Regulatory Commission official Harold Denton and his wife. Metz was at the visitor center, which opened in 2010 and is now a tourist hotspot, because, as he explained to the Dentons at the time, he had overseen the development of its on-site museum and had written a companion coffee-table history book.
The chance meeting turned into a friendship and a fruitful collaboration. Denton, who in 1979 was the public spokesperson for the NRC as the Three Mile Island-2 accident unfolded, had been working on his memoir, but he was stuck. He asked Metz for help with the organization and compilation of his notes. “I was about to retire,” Metz said, “but I thought that exploring the nuclear world might be an interesting change of pace.”
Denton passed away in 2017, but by then Metz had spent many hours with his fast friend and was able to complete the memoir, Three Mile Island and Beyond: Memories of a Life in Nuclear Safety, which was published recently by ANS. Metz shared some of his thoughts about Denton and the book with Nuclear News. The interview was conducted by NN’s David Strutz.
COVID-19 Note: Please check this page often for meeting status updates due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
American Nuclear Society meetings and conferences are the best way to keep current with the ever changing fields of nuclear science and technology.
In addition to two national meetings per year, ANS sponsors many topical meetings which concentrate on a particular technical area. Many of these meetings are planned many years in advance and are listed here. To have a meeting listed here, it must be approved by the National Program Committee of the American Nuclear Society for inclusion on the ANS Calendar.
For more than 65 years, ANS has provided a forum for advancing the state of applied nuclear science and technology. We remain committed to serving the needs of the nuclear professional community during these unprecedented times. In the coming weeks, we will be introducing a new set of digital and video tools that will enable the robust technical exchange of an ANS meeting—papers, presentations, posters, and plenaries, etc.—while ensuring the health and safety of everyone involved during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nuclear Sustainability: Leveraging an Evolving Workforce and Workplace
September 26–October 1, 2021
Due to COVID-19, the in-person meeting has officially been postponed. More information to come.
Tallahassee, Florida USA|Florida State University Conference Center
October 3–7, 2021
Mathematics & Computation (M&C) 2021
October 16–20, 2021
2021 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants (ICAPP2021)
Abu Dhabi, UAE|Khalifa University
November 7–12, 2021
2021 International Topical Meeting on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Analysis (PSA 2021)
November 12–13, 2021
Young Professionals Congress 2021
Due to uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, YPC 21 will be virtual and consist of two half-days of sessions. The new YPC21 dates are afternoon of Friday, November 12 and the morning of Saturday, November 13.
November 30–December 3, 2021
2021 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
NOTE: Dates and facility have changed.
Washington, DC|Washington Hilton
Embedded Topical Meetings:
February 20–24, 2022
IRPA North American Regional Congress
St. Louis, MO
March 6–11, 2022
19th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH-19)
April 3–8, 2022
12th International Conference on Methods and Applications of Radioanalytical Chemistry (MARC XII)
Kailua-Kona, HI|Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa
April 14–16, 2022
2022 Student Conference
May 15–20, 2022
International Conference on Physics of Reactors 2022 (PHYSOR 2022)
May 22–25, 2022
7th International Conference on Nuclear and Renewable Energy Resources (NURER2021)
June 12–16, 2022
2022 ANS Annual Meeting
Anaheim, CA|Anaheim Hilton
June 19–23, 2022
11th International Conference on Isotopes
August 7–10, 2022
September 4–9, 2022
13th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics, Operation and Safety (NUTHOS-13)
September 25–29, 2022
ICRS 14/RPSD 2022
Seattle, WA|Seattle Marriott Waterfront
November 13–17, 2022
2022 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
Phoenix, AZ|Arizona Grand Resort
Embedded Topical Meeting:
February 6–9, 2023
Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023)
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Resort
June 11–14, 2023
2023 ANS Annual Meeting
Indianapolis, IN|Marriott Indianapolis Downtown
July 15–21, 2023
13th Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control & Human-Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC&HMIT) & 18th International Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Analysis (PSA 2023)
August 6–9, 2023
August 13–17, 2023
The International Conference on Mathematics and Computational Methods Applied to Nuclear Science and Engineering (M&C 2023)
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
November 5–8, 2023
2023 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
June 9–12, 2024
2024 ANS Annual Meeting
Las Vegas, NV|The Mirage
November 17–21, 2024
2024 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
Orlando, FL|Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
June 15–18, 2025
2025 ANS Annual Meeting
Chicago, IL|Chicago Marriott Downtown
November 9–12, 2025
2025 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo