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2021 ANS Virtual Annual Meeting
June 14–16, 2021
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Closing Indian Point makes N.Y.’s net-zero goal harder to reach
With a blunt but indisputably accurate headline, an article from yesterday’s New York Times on the imminent closure of Indian Point makes it immediately clear what will happen when Unit 3, the nuclear plant’s last operating reactor, is shut down at the end of this month: The state of New York will be forced to rely more heavily on fossil fuels for electricity generation.
Following the retirement of Indian Point-2 last April, the share of New York’s power coming from gas-fired plants rose to about 40 percent, from about 36 percent in 2019, the piece notes, adding that the share from renewables moved up only slightly, to about 30 percent.
May 15–20, 2022
Following the success of the past meetings, the PHYSOR topical meeting is back in Pittsburgh. PHYSOR 2022 will focus on the future of reactor physics and related nuclear technologies. The meeting aims to provide a platform for international experts from vendors, utilities, research laboratories, and universities to exchange ideas and latest developments on a wide spectrum of topics. Technical sessions include standard topics of interest as well as special sessions including novel analysis methods, advanced reactor designs, machine learning and artificial intelligence applications, high enrichment/high burnup core design challenges, space nuclear technologies, and high-performance computing. The meeting will also include plenary sessions focusing on advanced reactor design development and demonstration programs, panel sessions, and several workshops on state-of-the-art reactor physics tools.
FULL PAPERS DUE: September 30, 2021
Submit full papers describing work that is of value to the reactor physics community and the nuclear industry in general. Papers are presented orally at the meeting, and presenters are expected to register for the meeting. All accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of the Topical.
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