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Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023)
February 6–9, 2023
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Resort
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Stress corrosion cracking and welding nonconformities are behind ITER’s fresh delays
The ITER Organization is working on a new baseline schedule for the magnetic confinement fusion experiment launched in 1985 and now under construction in southern France. First plasma was scheduled for December 2025 and deuterium-tritium operations for 2035 under a schedule approved in November 2016 that will soon be shelved. In addition to impacts from COVID-19 delays and uncertainty resulting from Russia’s war in Ukraine, ITER leaders must now factor in repair time for “component challenges.”
May 15–20, 2022
Making Virtual a Reality: Advancements in Reactor Physics to Leap Forward Reactor Operation and Deployment
Pittsburgh, PA|Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel
Gateway Clipper Event
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
Jeffrey L. Bradfute
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking forward to your submission.
My very best,
Dr. Farzad Rahnema
Nuclear Science and Engineering Editor-in-Chief
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