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A day in the life of the nuclear community
The November issue of Nuclear News is focused on the individuals who make up our nuclear community.
We invited a small group of those individuals to tell us about their day-to-day work in some of the many occupations and applications of nuclear science and technology, and they responded generously. They were ready to tell us about the part they play, together with colleagues and team members, in supplying clean energy, advancing technology, protecting safety and health, and exploring fundamental science.
In these pages, we see a community that can celebrate both those workdays that record progress moving at a steady pace and the exceptional days when a goal is reached, a briefing is delivered, a contract goes through, a discovery is made, or an unforeseen challenge is overcome.
The Nuclear News staff hopes that you enjoy meeting these members of our community—or maybe get reacquainted with friends—through their words and photos.
Keisuke Fujii, Ichihiro Yamada, Masahiro Hasuo
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 74 | Number 1 | July-August 2018 | Pages 57-64
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1396179
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
Manual uncertainty propagation from possible noise sources has often been adopted for data analysis in many fields of science, including the analysis of Thomson scattering measurement data in fusion plasma science. However, it is not possible to perfectly model all the noise sources and their distributions. In this work, we propose a more data-driven approach for the noise modeling of multichannel measurement systems. We directly modeled the noise distribution by tractable density distributions parameterized with neural networks and trained their weights from a vast amount of measurement data. We demonstrated an application of this method in Thomson scattering measurement data for the Large Helical Device project. This method enabled us to make a realistic inference even without sufficient prior knowledge about the noise.