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Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems (MiNES 2023)
December 10–14, 2023
New Orleans, LA|New Orleans Marriott
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Obstacles to new nuclear in Sweden cleared
Aerial view of Sweden’s parliament building, Riksdagshuset, in Stockholm. (Photo: Arild Vågen/Wikipedia)
Sweden’s parliament, the Riksdag, has approved legislative amendments from Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson’s government that will remove the country’s prohibition on new reactor construction at sites other than Sweden’s three current nuclear plants—Forsmark, Ringhals, and Oskarshamn—and do away with the limitation on the number of simultaneously operating reactors, currently capped at 10.
The amendments enter force on January 1.
“The Riksdag shares the government’s assessment that fossil-free electricity from nuclear power will also continue to play a role of central importance in the Swedish energy mix,” the legislative body said in a statement following the November 29 vote. “The main reasons for this are an expected greater demand for electricity in combination with the fact that fossil fuels have to be phased out, particularly for climate reasons. Nuclear power also contributes to the stable and predictable functioning of the Swedish power system.”
Executive Session|Panel|Sponsored by Executive Track
Thursday, December 2, 2021|3:05–4:50PM EST |International Ballroom East
Todd S. Palmer (Professor, School of Nuclear Science and Engineering Oregon State University)
Ryan G. McClarren (Associate Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering University of Notre Dame)
Computation and simulation have a rich history in the nuclear enterprise. When combined with modern theory and informed by experimental data, virtual scientific exploration can lead to unparalleled technological advances. But while simulations can be predictive, they can also be dead wrong, leading to the potential for devastating errors in judgment. In this panel session we will explore some of the triumphs of computation and dissect those instances when overreliance on simulation has led us astray. With real-world examples, we will show how the nuclear professional community has been at the forefront of computation and how nuclear science remains at the cutting edge today by using high-performance computing, machine learning, and other methods.
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