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HPS's Eric Goldin: On health physics
Eric Goldin, president of the Health Physics Society, is a radiation safety specialist with 40 years of experience in power reactor health physics, supporting worker and public radiation safety programs. A certified health physicist since 1984, he has served on the American Board of Health Physics, and since 2004, he has been a member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements’ Program Area Committee 2, which provides guidance for radiation safety in occupational settings for a variety of industries and activities. He was awarded HPS Fellow status in 2012 and was elected to the NCRP in 2014.
Goldin’s radiological engineering experience includes ALARA programs, instrumentation, radioactive waste management, emergency planning, dosimetry, decommissioning, licensing, effluents, and environmental monitoring.
The HPS, headquartered in Herndon, Va., is the largest radiation safety society in the world. Its membership includes scientists, safety professionals, physicists, engineers, attorneys, and other professionals from academia, industry, medical institutions, state and federal government, the national laboratories, the military, and other organizations.
The HPS’s activities include encouraging research in radiation science, developing standards, and disseminating radiation safety information. Its members are involved in understanding, evaluating, and controlling the potential risks from radiation relative to the benefits.
Goldin talked about the HPS and health physics activities with Rick Michal, editor-in-chief of Nuclear News.
Alexis Jinaphanh, Nicolas Leclaire, Bertrand Cochet
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 184 | Number 1 | September 2016 | Pages 53-68
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NSE16-2
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A continuous-energy sensitivity coefficient calculation to nuclear data capability has been recently developed in Version 5.C.1 of the MORET Monte Carlo code developed at Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté nucléaire (IRSN). The method used for implementation is the differential operator method. In this method, the estimation of the fission source derivatives is replaced by an estimation of the adjoint flux. Both methodology and tallies are described in this paper. The preliminary verification is mainly performed using code-to-code comparisons with the SCALE6.1 and MCNP6.1 software packages. Configurations used for verification are the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development/Nuclear Energy Agency (OECD/NEA) Uncertainty Analyses for Criticality Safety Assessment (UACSA) Expert Group benchmarks, the Jezebel International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) benchmark, and a configuration from the Matériaux en Interaction et Réflexion Toutes Epaisseurs (MIRTE) French proprietary experimental program. Results show good agreement among the different codes.