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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|Sponsored by NCSD|Cosponsored by NNPD
Wednesday, November 18, 2020|1:40–3:20PM (2:40–4:20PM EST)
William Myers (LANL)
John D. Bess
Jesson D. Hutchinson
Mich Leana (American Nuclear Society)
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Sensitivity Studies, Gap Analysis, and Benchmark Experiment Optimization for Reactor Physics and Criticality Safety Applications
Jesson D. Hutchinson (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Robert C. Little (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Nicholas W. Thompson (Los Alamos National Lab), Travis A. Smith (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Michael E. Rising (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Isaac J. Michaud (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Noah A. Kleedtke (University of Michigan), Travis J. Grove (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Jennifer L. Alwin (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Gaussian Process Optimization of Sensitivity-Based Similarity Metrics between New Nuclear Applications and New/Existing Benchmarks
Jesson D. Hutchinson (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Isaac J. Michaud (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Michael E. Rising (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Travis J. Grove (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Brian C. Kiedrowski (University of Michigan), Noah A. Kleedtke (University of Michigan)
Subcriticality Estimation using Unscented Kalman Filter for Reactivity- and Source-Transients
Cheol Ho Pyeon (Kyoto University, Institute for Integrated Radiation and Nuclear Science), Masao Yamanaka (Kyoto University, Institute for Integrated Radiation and Nuclear Science), Akio Yamamoto (Nagoya University), Tomohiro Endo (Nagoya University)
Effect of Nuclear Data Covariances on Integral Experiment Design with Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis
David P. Heinrichs (LLNL), Alyssa Kersting (WRPS), Catherine M. Percher (LLNL), Daniel J. Siefman (LLNL)
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