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Radiation Protection & Shielding
The Radiation Protection and Shielding Division is developing and promoting radiation protection and shielding aspects of nuclear science and technology — including interaction of nuclear radiation with materials and biological systems, instruments and techniques for the measurement of nuclear radiation fields, and radiation shield design and evaluation.
2022 ANS Annual Meeting
June 12–16, 2022
Anaheim, CA|Anaheim Hilton
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Fusion Science and Technology
Finding fusion’s place
Fusion energy is attracting significant interest from governments and private capital markets. The deployment of fusion energy on a timeline that will affect climate change and offer another tool for energy security will require support from stakeholders, regulators, and policymakers around the world. Without broad support, fusion may fail to reach its potential as a “game-changing” technology to make a meaningful difference in addressing the twin challenges of climate change and geopolitical energy security.
The process of developing the necessary policy and regulatory support is already underway around the world. Leaders in the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, China, and elsewhere are engaging with the key issues and will lead the way in setting the foundation for a global fusion industry.
ANS Young Members Group Spotlight on National Labs
August 26, 2021|11:00AM–12:30PM (12:00–1:30PM EDT)
Available to All Users
Join ANS's Young Members Group in exploring the Nevada National Security Site, an enterprise of special-purpose government facilities that provide testing and diagnostic services, applied science, and development engineering for the U.S. national security community.
Unique among Department of Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration assets, the NNSS offers year-round nuclear and radiological experiments and operations in secure ground, air, and underground configurations. While this might attract users from the community of nuclear weapons scientists and engineers, the capabilities are also sited to support non-proliferation, counterterrorism, intelligence, and emergency response missions. The enterprise provides users with services such as the configuration and operation of large-scale test beds; training for and conduct of emergency response; and applied research, development, and fabrication of advanced measurement and monitoring tools. As an expansive desert operations range, the site also enables nationally recognized capabilities for render-safe, explosive, chemical, biological-simulant, and low-level waste management operations.