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Mathematics & Computation
Division members promote the advancement of mathematical and computational methods for solving problems arising in all disciplines encompassed by the Society. They place particular emphasis on numerical techniques for efficient computer applications to aid in the dissemination, integration, and proper use of computer codes, including preparation of computational benchmark and development of standards for computing practices, and to encourage the development on new computer codes and broaden their use.
Utility Working Conference and Vendor Technology Expo
August 8–11, 2021
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
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Exelon files to deactivate the Byron reactors
Exelon on June 16 filed with grid operator PJM Interconnection to deactivate the two Byron reactors in Illinois. The move came one day after the Illinois Senate adjourned without reaching an agreement on a comprehensive energy package that would have provided nearly $700 million to keep Byron’s reactors, as well as Exelon’s Dresden and Braidwood nuclear power plants, in operation. (In August of 2020, Exelon announced that it would close the economically challenged Byron and Dresden facilities in the fall of 2021 without some form of state aid to provide compensation for their clean power.) The state’s House of Representatives also adjourned earlier this week without taking up the bill.
ANS Young Members Group Spotlight on National Labs
August 12, 2020|12:30–2:00PM (1:30–3:00PM EDT)
Available to All Users
The ANS Young Members Group invites you to participate in the next installment of the “Spotlight on the National Labs” webinar series, featuring Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
Why spotlight ORNL? Its very beginnings laid the foundation for world-leading science in multiple disciplines. Established in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project, ORNL is now the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, employing more than 5,200. Every day, ORNL delivers scientific discoveries and technical breakthroughs needed to realize solutions in energy and national security and provide economic benefit to the nation.
Historical inspiration comes from the lab’s Graphite Reactor, the world’s first continuously operated nuclear reactor. ORNL’s nuclear scientists and engineers draw from the lab’s rich history to help them address compelling challenges in nuclear science and technology—from pursuing economical nuclear energy and groundbreaking fusion energy advances to identifying new applications for radioisotopes.
Panelists will offer insights into the unique nuclear science occurring at ORNL, highlighting how the lab is pursuing the Transformational Challenge Reactor, the world’s first additively manufactured nuclear reactor, as well developing leading modeling and simulation tools, moving reactor technologies forward, discovering new elements, and advancing the long-term vision of viable fusion energy.