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The division's objectives are to promote the advancement of knowledge and understanding of the fundamental physical phenomena characterizing nuclear reactors and other nuclear systems. The division encourages research and disseminates information through meetings and publications. Areas of technical interest include nuclear data, particle interactions and transport, reactor and nuclear systems analysis, methods, design, validation and operating experience and standards. The Wigner Award heads the awards program.
2022 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 13–17, 2022
Phoenix, AZ|Arizona Grand Resort
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Public support for nuclear energy is highest among plant neighbors
Ninety-one percent of residents living near U.S. nuclear power plants have a favorable impression of those plants, according to Bisconti Research’s ninth biennial survey. In addition, 88 percent of those residents have positive opinions of nuclear energy in general, and 78 percent would support the addition of a new reactor at their neighboring plant—a number that increases to 86 percent if the new reactor is a small modular reactor.
International Conference on Physics of Reactors 2022 Plenary SPeaker
GEHSenior Product Manager
Derek Bass (GEH) is the Senior Product Manager for the Natrium product line at GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy. In this role he is responsible for ensuring that the right features are being built for the Natrium product based on analysis of direct customer feedback, customer behavior, policy drivers, and technical constraints. Preceding his current role, Derek led GEH integrated plant engineering supporting the partnership with TerraPower in developing Natrium. Derek’s primary expertise is thermal hydraulic analysis, plant architecture and requirements management.
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