The inaugural Nuclear Material Congress 2010 is hosted by JRC-ITU
Karlsruhe (DE) - 04/10/10 - 07/10/10
Nuclear Material Congress 2010
From 4 to 7 October, the JRC Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU) is hosting the first Nuclear Material Congress in Karlsruhe, Germany.
This inaugural conference, formed in association with Journal of Nuclear Materials and the International Atomic Energy Agency, aims at bringing several smaller workshops and conferences in a larger multidisciplinary event to strengthen exchanges on nuclear materials science for fission reactors, including the nuclear fuel cycle. It is the intention that NuMat2010 will become an international key scientific forum in the field, during which complementary meetings will benefit from a common organisation structure, while keeping their own identity. The format of NuMat2010 is combining six international workshops in three parallel sessions, covering the topics of nuclear fuels, structural materials, and molten salts.
Scientists, engineers and industry representatives from all over the world are participating to the conference. In particular, research and studies aimed at the basic understanding of the properties of nuclear materials and the impact of radiation are presented.
The event offers also an interesting confrontation of science and arts: in keeping with the conference venue – ZKM: Karlsruhe’s Centre for Art and Media – the organisers have offered the opportunity to the 400 participants to display "artistic derivates" from their scientific studies on nuclear materials. Exhibits portray, for example, material behaviour from the molecular level all the way up to the industrial scale.