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2023 ANS Winter Conference and Expo
November 12–15, 2023
Washington, D.C.|Washington Hilton
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National Museum of Nuclear Science and History explores “atomic” culture
For many of us, the toys of our childhood leave indelible marks on our consciousness, affecting our long-term perceptions and attitudes about certain things. Hot Wheels may inspire a lifelong fascination with fast, flashy automobiles, while Barbies might shape ideas about beauty and self-image. For the generation who grew up during the Atomic Age—the post–World War II era from roughly the mid-1940s to the early 1960s—the toys, games, and entertainment of their childhoods might have included things like atomic pistols, atomic trains, rings with tiny amounts of radioactive elements, and comic books, puzzles, and music about nuclear weapons.
Thursday, July 20, 2023|12:00–2:00PM EDT
Leaving from the Knoxville Convention Center
Bus will pick up at the Convention Center: Clinch Avenue Entrance, please arrive to this location at 11:45am.
The Nuclear Engineering department and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville moved into the new, state-of-the-art Zeanah Engineering Complex in Fall, 2021. This move has more than tripled the department's footprint on campus with 27 new teaching and research laboratories. The Fast Neutron Source (FNS) is being designed and built in a heavily shielded area. FNS is a subcritical system with a reconfigurable design to mimic the neutron spectrum expected in a variety of advanced reactor systems, including sodium-, molten salt-, or lead-cooled reactors. In addition to the FNS, this tour will include other laboratory spaces focused on operations and maintenance, instrumentation and control, nuclear safety, and nuclear security.