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2023 ANS Annual Meeting
June 11–14, 2023
Indianapolis, IN|Marriott Indianapolis Downtown
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Nuclear energy remains transformational, 80 years after Chicago Pile-1
At a moment of global crisis, in a windowless squash court below the football stadium bleachers at the University of Chicago, a group of scientists changed the world forever.
On December 2, 1942, a team of researchers led by Enrico Fermi, an Italian refugee, successfully achieved the world’s first human-created, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction. Racing to beat Nazi Germany to the creation of an atomic weapon, the team of researchers, working as part of the Manhattan Project, split uranium atoms contained within a large graphite pile—Chicago Pile-1, the first nuclear reactor ever built.
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by FED
Friday, December 3, 2021|1:00–2:45PM EST |Columbia 3
Lauren M. Garrison
Paul W. Humrickhouse
Three recent influential national reports released in 2018-2020 have signaled major change in the path of fusion research in the US with the adoption of a mission to build a fusion pilot plant in the US and the push towards commercial fusion energy. In this new era, how can fusion industry, fission industry, national labs, universities, and professional societies work together? What could or should the role of the American Nuclear Society be in the future of fusion? This panel will discuss recent advancements in fusion and what the future holds. It will feature experts from professional societies, government funding agencies, industry, and the scientific community.
The panel moderators will be Lauren Garrison (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) and Paul Humrickhouse (Idaho National Laboratory)
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