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2023 ANS Annual Meeting
June 11–14, 2023
Indianapolis, IN|Marriott Indianapolis Downtown
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CP-1 at 80: The events of December 2, 1942
On the eve of the 80th anniversary of the first controlled nuclear chain reaction, Nuclear Newswire is back with the second of three prepared #ThrowbackThursday posts of CP-1 coverage from past issues of Nuclear News.
On November 17, we surveyed the events of 1942 leading up to the construction of Chicago Pile-1, an assemblage of graphite bricks and uranium “pseudospheres” used to achieve and control a self-sustaining fission reaction on December 2, 1942, inside a squash court at the University of Chicago’s Stagg Field.
Today we’ll pick up where we left off, as construction of CP-1 began on November 16, 1942.
Oral presentations are conducted via PowerPoint. The ANS speaker PowerPoint template below must be used for professional consistency. Prior to the conference your presentation must be uploaded to the the ANS conference website. Instructions can be found below. Presentations can have slide animations as you will have control over your presentation. In case of technical difficulties, the support staff on the Zoom call will present your slides for you. Presenters will have 15 minutes to present and 5 minutes of Q&A. A maximum time limit of 20 minutes per presenter is allotted. Presentations will be cut off after that to allow time for other presenters. Please name your presentation XXXXXX_lastname.pptx where XXXXX is your paper ID when uploading to the ANS website. In addition, please include your paper ID on the first slide of your presentation.
Drop-in training sessions have also been setup for first time presenters to help familiarize them with the conferencing software and platform. While not mandatory, it is highly recommended all presenters attend one of these sessions. Training schedule can be found below.
Oral Presentations must be uploaded on to the ANS Student Conference website by Apr. 1, 2021, 11:59 PM EST.
Poster submissions must be pre-recorded as .mp4 files and cannot be larger than 100 MB. The length of the poster must be between 3 to 5 minutes long and cannot have more than 3 power point slides (you will be requested to redo if the poster recording is deemed inadequate). You may use the oral presentation template or your own template. It is recommend to NOT have a title slide and jump straight into the content introduction as you would a regular poster. During the conference, poster recordings will be available to view by all registered participants. Judges will also judge your poster recording and present a "Best Paper Award" at the awards ceremony on Saturday Apr. 10, 2021 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM EST.
Poster submission to the dropbox must be in a PDF format AND as a MP4 recording. The name of your files should be XXXXXXX_LastName.pdf and XXXXXXX_LastName.mp4. Replace "XXXXXXX" with your paper ID. No other naming convention will be accepted.
If you need help recording your poster, click on the following link:
Instructions to Record Poster Presentations
If you need help submitting your poster, click on the following link:
Instructions to Submit your Poster Recording
You can submit your poster at the following link via Dropbox:
Submit Your Poster Recording
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