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Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2021)
February 9–11, 2021
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Former NRC chairs issue vaccine timeline recommendation to CDC
Five former chairmen of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission—Stephen Burns, Allison Macfarlane, Nils Diaz, Richard Meserve, and Dale Klein—signed a letter to José Romero, Arkansas health secretary and chair of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) immunization advisory committee, requesting that the advisory committee update its recommendation for COVID-19 vaccine allocation guidance for the energy workforce (including nuclear energy workers).
Currently, the CDC has four phases for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Those phases are numbered:
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by MCD
Monday, November 16, 2020|12:00–2:10PM (1:00–3:10PM EST)
Nicholas A. Gentile
Brian C. Kiedrowski
Ashley Jiminian (American Nuclear Society)
The Current Issues in Computational Methods Roundtable will present five researchers who will give talks on several aspects of modern code development. Their talks will center on upcoming developments and challenges in code development. Points of emphasis will be the opportunities and demands of new machine architectures, applications of AI to scientific codes, and the pros and cons of University/National Lab collaborations.
The talk titles are:
Katie Lewis, LLNL: "Addressing the Paradigm Shift: Machine Learning in Scientific Simulations"
Todd Palmer, Oregon State: "The Daunting Task of Initiating a Multi-University, Multi-Disciplinary High Performance Computing Research Project In the Age of COVID-19"
Rob Lowrie, LANL: "Current Issues for Multiphysics Codes"
Ann Gentile: "AI/ML for HPC Operations"
Teresa Bailey: "A Few Random Thoughts About Predictive Science"
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