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Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems (MiNES 2023)
December 10–14, 2023
New Orleans, LA|New Orleans Marriott
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Eisenhower’s “Atoms for Peace” at 70
Seventy years ago to the day, President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his historic address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. (See December 2023 Nuclear News's “Leaders” column to read the reflections of Kathryn Huff, the Department of Energy’s assistant secretary for nuclear energy, on the speech’s anniversary.)
May 15–20, 2022
Making Virtual a Reality: Advancements in Reactor Physics to Leap Forward Reactor Operation and Deployment
Pittsburgh, PA|Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel
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On behalf of American Nuclear Society Pittsburgh Section, Exelon Nuclear Generation and Westinghouse Electric Company, thank you for joining us for the 2022 International Conference on Physics of Reactors (PHYSOR) conference!
The conference will take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on May 15-20, 2022. PHYSOR attracts international experts from all segments of the nuclear industry and scientific community, including vendors, utilities, laboratories, and universities. The theme for this year’s conference is Making Virtual a Reality: Advancements in Reactor Physics to Leap Forward Reactor Operation and Deployment.
As the nuclear industry continues to drive operational and economic performance improvements in current LWRs, and development and deployment of micro-reactors, small modular reactors and advanced reactors, continued innovation in reactor physics methodologies across a broad spectrum of topics is required. We have organized PHYSOR 2022 to cover a broad range of topics in thirty standard and special sessions tracks, and ten panel sessions. The conference also has ten half-day and full-day workshops planned (see Call for Papers).
Since the first PHYSOR conference in 1990, the conference has focused on reactor physics advancements and provided a platform showcase for pioneering concepts, methods, and products. As we leap forward to the future of nuclear technology, micro reactors, small modular reactors, advanced reactors, and high energy LWR fuel are at the forefront.
We look forward to joining together to celebrate reactor physics with the nuclear community in 2022!
Jeffrey L. BradfuteVice President, Americas Fuel Delivery Westinghouse Electric Company
Scot GreenleeSenior Vice President, Engineering & Technical Support Exelon Nuclear Generation
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PHYSOR 2022 and ANS Pittsburgh Section are committed to encouraging underrepresented persons to enter and flourish in the field of nuclear reactor physics. In fulfilling this commitment, we are supporting student grants for the PHYSOR 2022 Conference, May 15-20 (Pittsburg, PA). More Information
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Dear PHYSOR 2022 Authors,
**Deadline extended! Submit by September 20, 2022.
PHYSOR 2022 has partnered with Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) to publish a special issue of papers derived from the conference. You are invited to submit your work for consideration in the issue. If interested, please contact the conference Technical Program Chair Vefa Kucukboyaci and/or submit directly into NSE’s peer review system. **New deadline: September 20, 2022.
I also welcome any questions to me directly at email@example.com. We are looking forward to your submission.
My very best,
Dr. Farzad Rahnema
Nuclear Science and Engineering Editor-in-Chief
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