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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.
2020 Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo
November 15–19, 2020
Chicago, IL|Chicago Marriott Downtown
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The CORTEX project: Improving nuclear fleet operational availability
We often define noise as an unwanted disturbance, especially acoustic in nature. Neutron noise, by contrast, is a direct measure of the dynamics of a nuclear core. It can be used for core monitoring without disturbing plant operation and by using the existing core instrumentation. The European CORTEX project aims to develop an innovative core monitoring technique using neutron noise, while capitalizing on the latest developments in neutronic modeling, signal processing, and artificial intelligence.
June 8–11, 2020
Countdown to 2030 - Framing the Nuclear Technology Agenda for the Next 10 Years
Online Virtual Meeting
Mark Peters (Idaho National Laboratory)
Assistant General Chairs:
Harsh Desai (Nuclear Energy Institute)
Corey McDaniel (Idaho National Laboratory)
Technical Program Chair:
Kevin O'Kula (Amentum Technical Services)
Assistant Technical Program Chair:
Nicholas R. Brown (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
Organizational participation packages with complimentary registrations are available.Contact Jeff Mosses to learn more.
We are transforming our 2020 ANS Annual Meeting into an online conference June 8-11. This will allow us to deliver the top quality content and technical exchange you've come to expect from ANS meetings while ensuring the health and safety of everyone involved.
Our first-ever virtual meeting will feature live content along with recorded presentations and sessions, all of which will be available on demand to registered attendees following the meeting.
Presented summaries will be included in Vol. 122 of our Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, enabling people who have already submitted papers for the Annual Meeting to be published. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to note if you submitted a paper and want to publish your summary and participate in the virtual meeting.