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The objectives of MSTD are: promote the advancement of materials science in Nuclear Science Technology; support the multidisciplines which constitute it; encourage research by providing a forum for the presentation, exchange, and documentation of relevant information; promote the interaction and communication among its members; and recognize and reward its members for significant contributions to the field of materials science in nuclear technology.
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.”
The James R. Vogt Memorial Scholarship was established in 1986 by the Isotopes and Radiation Division and Biology and Medicine Division for students enrolled in or proposing to undertake research in radioanalytical chemistry, analytical chemistry, or analytical applications of nuclear science.
In 1991, the award was extended to include first-year graduate students.
In 2004, the award was renamed the James R. Vogt Radiochemistry Scholarship.
Dr. James R. Vogt spent most of his professional career at the University of Missouri. At the time of his death, he was Program Manager for Nuclear Analysis at the Research Reactor Facility and was Professor of Nuclear Engineering.
Dr. Vogt’s contributions to the field of radioanalytical chemistry were many, and they have been recognized internationally by his appointments to the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Radioanalytical Chemistry and of Radiochemical and Radioanalytical Letters and as a member of the International Program Committee on Modern Trends in Activation Analysis. The latter committee organizes the major international activation analysis conference held every four years. However, Dr. Vogt will be best remembered as the inspiration and organizer of the “Missouri” conferences that, during the passing years, became the major forum for radioanalytical chemistry and its applications in the United States. These conferences (Nuclear Methods in Environment and Energy Research) were held as ANS Topical Meetings in 1971, 1974, 1977, and 1980, at the University of Missouri. The popularity and the increasingly international character of these conferences resulted in the last “Missouri” conference being held as an International ANS Topical Conference in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, in 1984. Dr. Vogt was also a member of the Program Committee for the 1978 and 1980 ANS Topical Meetings held in Mayaguez, PR. Thus, in a major sense, Jim Vogt was responsible for the growth in international stature of these ANS Topical Meetings in radioanalytical chemistry over the past decades. At the time of this death, he was a member of the Organizing Committee of the International Conference on Methods and Applications of Radioanalytical Chemistry to be held in Kona, Hawaii, April 1987. This ANS Topical Meeting was a major conference involving the Pacific Rim countries and was co-sponsored by ten international societies, in addition to ANS. This conference was the direct successor to the “Missouri” conferences and the previous Mayaguez ANS Topicals with which Dr. Vogt was associated. The MARC conference still continues as an ANS topical meeting attended by a very large international community.
Isotopes and Radiation Division (IRD)
A selection committee will be established by the Isotopes and Radiation Division
Undergraduate – Junior and Senior
Graduate – first two years
1 awarded annually @ $3,000/each (Graduate) or $2,000/each (Undergraduate)
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