ANS is committed to advancing, fostering, and promoting the development and application of nuclear sciences and technologies to benefit society.
Explore the many uses for nuclear science and its impact on energy, the environment, healthcare, food, and more.
Radiation Protection & Shielding
The Radiation Protection and Shielding Division is developing and promoting radiation protection and shielding aspects of nuclear science and technology — including interaction of nuclear radiation with materials and biological systems, instruments and techniques for the measurement of nuclear radiation fields, and radiation shield design and evaluation.
2023 ANS Winter Conference and Expo
November 12–15, 2023
Washington, D.C.|Washington Hilton
The Standards Committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards that address the design, analysis, and operation of components, systems, and facilities related to the application of nuclear science and technology. Find out What’s New, check out the Standards Store, or Get Involved today!
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Nuclear Science and Engineering
Fusion Science and Technology
National Museum of Nuclear Science and History explores “atomic” culture
For many of us, the toys of our childhood leave indelible marks on our consciousness, affecting our long-term perceptions and attitudes about certain things. Hot Wheels may inspire a lifelong fascination with fast, flashy automobiles, while Barbies might shape ideas about beauty and self-image. For the generation who grew up during the Atomic Age—the post–World War II era from roughly the mid-1940s to the early 1960s—the toys, games, and entertainment of their childhoods might have included things like atomic pistols, atomic trains, rings with tiny amounts of radioactive elements, and comic books, puzzles, and music about nuclear weapons.
April 4–6, 2024
Keystone of Tomorrow
University Park, Pennsylvania|The Pennsylvania State University
The theme of the 2024 ANS Student Conference is “Keystone of Tomorrow.” Given the
aggressive carbon reduction goals set by our governments and companies in the last five
years, nuclear energy has the opportunity to serve as a central technology to enable this
clean-energy vision. The keystone is the central supporting stone in an archway; without the
keystone the structure will fall. Without nuclear, we believe achieving net-zero goals is not
feasible. Policymakers and citizens around the world increasingly view nuclear energy as a
fundamental technology that will battle climate change while maintaining high standards of
living through reliable access to energy. As our society demands more of our industry, we will
need many young scientists and engineers who are skilled and impassioned; enter the ANS
By supporting this conference, you are building a bridge for students across the country to not only discuss their research, but make lasting connections with each other and leaders in government, industry, and academia like you.
Through this conference, we not only want to highlight the incredible work done by ANS Student members, but also discuss the technologies, methods, and research that will allow us to build the next generation of nuclear fission and fusion systems. In addition to energy generation, nuclear technology supports medicine, manufacturing, space travel, and other important aspects of the great human experiment. We know that nuclear science will lead to innovation in all of these spaces; as we forge ahead, we can be sure that it will form a keystone of tomorrow.
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