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Join live webcast of the Richard K. Osborn Lecture with Dr. James Duderstadt

Join live webcast of the Richard K. Osborn Lecture with Dr. James Duderstadt

hosted by Professor and NERS Department Chair, Ron Gilgenbach

RICHARD K. OSBORN LECTURE:
Lessons Learned from a Half Century of Battles in the Nuclear Power Wars

By Dr. James J. Duderstadt, President Emeritus and U-M Professor of Science and Engineering

Event Date
Friday, November 30, 2012: 4 to 5 PM EST

Abstract

A trip through the parallel space-time continuums of the Michigan Department of Nuclear Engineering, the nuclear power industry, and the meandering career of a former nuclear engineering professor, former engineering dean, former university provost, has-been university president, and current science policy wonk…

International Workshop on Scattering Techniques for Nuclear Materials

The University of California and Los Alamos National Laboratory
are organizing the
International Workshop on Scattering Techniques for Nuclear Materials
 October 17 – October 19, 2012, Berkeley, CA
LBNL Building 50 - Auditorium
Forum Co-Chairs:  Peter Hosemann, Donald Brown, Sven Vogel, Cev Noyan
The International Workshop on Scattering Techniques for Nuclear Materials intends to bring together current leaders and young professionals utilizing neutron and x-ray scattering techniques to investigate engineering materials, in particular as relevant to nuclear power generation. Talks will encompass structural materials, fuel and fuel cladding.  The workshop goals are to showcase the present capabilities, encourage new users, and initiate collaborations, as well as solicit input for desired capabilities at user facilities which we can strive to implement together.

The heyday of irradiated materials research on behalf of the nuclear energy enterprise to a large degree predates the development of large scale neutron and x-ray national user facilities. The deep penetration of neutrons (cm) and high-energy (>30keV) x-rays (mm) in engineering materials provides a non-destructive means of microstructure characterization that eliminates expensive and hazardous sample preparation. Environmental chambers exist at many facilities which facilitate sample containment and enable characterization at temperature. The merits of diffraction, small angle scattering and radiography will all be discussed.

The first day of the workshop will be a full-day tutorial aimed at informing potential users and students of the capabilities and limitations of the nation’s neutron and x-ray user facilities for probing nuclear materials and, in particular, radioactive specimens.  The second day will focus on recent, novel, engineering diffraction measurements on structural materials and will honor Dr. Thomas Holden and his contributions to the field of engineering neutron diffraction. The technical session on the third day will focus on scattering measurements on nuclear power relevant materials, including fuels, cladding, and structural materials.
  
Location: University of California at Berkeley Campus and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
For more information please contact: P. Hosemann, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Forum on Nuclear Regimes: Future Outlook

Prof. Jasmina Vujic will be giving a talk on “Nuclear Science and Security Consortium – Training the Next Generation of Nuclear Professionals”. The Forum website  http://www.ictas.vt.edu/nuclear/index.html and Agenda http://www.ictas.vt.edu/nuclear/agenda.html.

Conference: SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT, October 2-3, 2012

BERKELEY NUCLEAR RESEARCH CENTER  (BNRC) and PROJECT SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT IN THE WESTERN BALKANS FUNDED BY THE NORWEGIAN MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS PROGRAM FOR HIGHER EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT.

The Conference is held in Belgrade, Serbia, October 2-3, 2012. Download the program here.

Nuclear Security Policy Briefing - Monday, May 7th - 5:00-6:30pm - GSPP 105

Protecting the Nation From Clandestine Introduction of Fissionable Material

Monday, May 7th, 5:00-6:30pm, GSPP 105

PP290-7 Nuclear Security: The Nexus Between Policy and Technology

Clandestine introduction of fissionable materials could result in a nuclear detonation or widespread deposition of radioactive fission products anywhere in the nation’s territory. Confronting this complex threat requires the application of technical expertise that is policy oriented. This semester a team of Berkeley graduate students from the Department of Nuclear Engineering, and the Goldman School of Public Policy worked with several visiting international scholars to analyze the problem and propose comprehensive policy alternatives.

Please come join us to learn from the presentation of the team’s policy briefing, and to engage them with your questions and responses.

 PIZZA and soft drinks will be served.

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