INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on ADVANCEMENTS in NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTATION MEASUREMENT METHODS and their APPLICATIONS
• Fundamental physics
• Fusion diagnostics and technology
• Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems
• Research reactors
• Nuclear fuel cycle
• Decommissioning, dismantling and remote handling
• Safeguards, homeland security
• Severe accident monitoring
• Environmental and medical sciences
• Education, training and outreach
During the opening session, three world class scientists will present a review of research domains closely related to nuclear instrumentation. Every subsequent day of the conference will be started with a plenary keynote lecture on a major topic of the conference.
Tuesday June 20, 10:00 – 10:40
Marc Deffrennes, NEA-OECD
“Nuclear Innovation for a Sustainable Energy Future “
Starting with a reflection on the notion of sustainability and the necessary balance between its three pillars (environment, economics, security of supply), the ETP and WEO scenarios of the IEA (International Energy Agency) will be presented to show what the energy future may look like. Limiting the temperature rise to 2°C (2DS scenario) indicates the need to recourse to nuclear energy as an important contributor to electricity production. Going “well beyond the 2°C” opens even more opportunities for nuclear in the non-electric applications. Some scenarios developed by the European Commission at EU level will be put in perspective of the worldwide scenarios of the IEA.
Using the 2DS as the basis, the IEA and the NEA (Nuclear Energy Agency) have further jointly published a Nuclear Energy Technology Roadmap (February 2015) which proposes recommendations on what needs to be done to foster the corresponding role of nuclear energy, addressing governmental authorities, R&D organisations, industry, regulators and financing institutions.
As a follow-up, in July 2015, the NEA launched a broad initiative NI2050 (Nuclear Innovation 2015), aiming at incubating (selecting and developing) large scale R&D and market uptake programmes of actions (projects and infrastructures) for proposing them for further implementation by stakeholders. The goal is to accelerate the readiness of innovative technologies and help them reach competitive deployment in time to contribute to the sustainability of nuclear energy in the short/medium (2030) to long term (2050). The state of play of NI2050 will be presented, offering a useful introduction for the ANIMMA 2017 Conference.
Concise cv: Ir. Marc Deffrennes
Mechanical and Nuclear Engineer – University of Louvain 1980
1982-1991: Westinghouse: Systems Analysis, Startup Tihange 3, Training and Simulator, Class 2 Expert in radiation protection for the Nivelles Service Center.
1991-2014: European Commission: DG Energy, External Relations, Research – Euratom Programmes: TACIS Nuclear Safety Programmes, International Science and Technology Center, Nuclear and Chemical Weapons Disposition Programmes, Euratom Research Framework Programmes, SET Plan and SNETP, European Nuclear Energy Forum.
2014 – now: Nuclear Energy Agency of the OECD: Division of Nuclear Development, in charge of NI2050.
Tuesday June 20, 11:20 -12:00
Yaël Nazé, University of Liège
"A cosmic promenade"
Let's discover what lies beyond the horizon - distant stars harbouring planets, the mix of dust and gas from which we are made, large-scale galaxies with their mysterious center, and the overall structure of the cosmos... All this using images and videos taken from the best instruments made by humans !
Concise cv: Dr. Yaël Nazé
FNRS astrophysicist at the University of Liege, Yaël Nazé studies massive stars - big objects that dominate the Galactic
ecology. In addition of her scientific work, she is also deeply involved in outreach (popular books, articles, conferences,
animations), an activity that received awards several times. Her website : http://www.astro.ulg.ac.be/~naze/
Tuesday June 20, 12:00 – 12:40
Emmanuel DURAND, Paris-Sud University
“Major challenges of nuclear medicine in 2017”
More information will follow.
Wednesday June 21, 8:40 – 9:20
Roger Reichle, ITER Organization
“Diagnostics for ITER – challenges, research and innovation”
More information will follow.
Thursday June 22, 8:40 – 9:20
Riccardo Raabe, University of Leuven
“Development of novel detectors for experimental nuclear structure research: novel technologies meet clever ideas”
Our understanding of the structure of atomic nuclei has been based for a long time on the information collected on stable nuclei, those which can be found in nature. About three decades ago, the new field of Radioactive Ion Beams (RIB) research was initiated, creating the opportunity to study nuclei very far from stability, in an energy domain from rest to several hundreds of MeV/nucleon. The study of these isotopes with an unusual N/Z ratio (“exotic” nuclei) revealed that they possess unforeseen, truly exotic properties that challenge the paradigms that have stood for decades. Those findings have triggered a large effort of the community at large, towards the realization of new RIB facilities that would allow studying the properties of exotic nuclei with an unprecedented level of detail.
In parallel, new instrumentation has been developed to cope with the weak intensities of the beams of rare isotopes. The limits of efficiency, resolution and identification of radiation have been pushed further, by employing technologies initially developed in other fields and adapted for the needs of nuclear spectroscopy. The number of detection channels in an average experiment has as well increased exponentially, from a few to a few thousands of channels, requiring the adoption of integrated solutions.
We will review some of those developments and applications, focusing on the new generation of detection arrays to be used at the forthcoming facilities, and highlighting the progress that they will allow in the field of experimental nuclear structure.
Dr. Riccardo Raabe is Italian of origin. After graduating in Pavia (Italy) on solar physics, he moved to Belgium to make his PhD at the Institute of Nuclear and Radiation Physics of the KU Leuven. Afterwards he worked in France, at CEA Saclay and at the National Accelerator of Heavy Ions (GANIL) in Caen, before returning to Leuven in 2010. Since the PhD his research has been concerned with the experimental investigation of the structure and reactions of nuclei, especially exotic nuclei which are not found in nature. Measurements are carried out at large accelerator facilities employing complex radiation-detection systems. An important aspect of the research is development of new methods and application of novel technologies for the optimization of the detection. With the support of an ERC Consolidator Grant, he currently leads a team of about eight people in the realization of an active target detector for the measurement of reactions with beams of very rare isotopes.
Friday June 23, 8:40 – 9:20
Massimo Morichi , CAEN SYS & CAEN S.p.A.
“Challenges and Prospective for Nuclear Measurements in Reactors, Fuel Facilities and D&D activities”
Abstract will follow.
Concise cv: Dr. Massimo Morichi
Actually Massimo Morichi is leading the CAEN Group towards the industrial nuclear field, developing instrumentation technologies, nuclear measuring systems and solutions (CAEN SYS) in the areas of Fuel Cycle, Reactors and Safeguards applications. He has more than 25 years’ experience in management, research, engineering, product & program management. In 1997 he joined the COGEMA group as Technical and Marketing Manager; in 2005 he was appointed VP R&D CTO of the AREVA BU Nuclear Measurements (CANBERRA Inc. in US) and in March 2011 took the responsibility in Japan of the AREVA Fukushima Project as WG Leader of the site remediation and mitigation plan where he realized many systems including the first on-site contaminated water treatment system. He established key technology developments with CEA, DOE National Laboratories, IAEA and major nuclear industries and he actively promote and participate to the creation of the “Nuclear Reactor Institute” (EDF-CEA-AREVA).
Upon graduation in “Nuclear Engineering”, he specialized in Reactor Core Physics and neutron simulation & modelling (ENEA Dipartimento Reattori Veloci). He participated to PEC studies on reactivity transient analysis. He is Doctor in Nuclear Physics from “La Sapienza” University of Rome (Italy) and a certified AREVA international Senior Expert (level 2) on Instrumentation, Nuclear Measurements and Safety & Protection and a Certified Radiation Protection Expert (n.1474). He is member of several scientific Committees; Visiting Committee member of IRSN (Institute for Nuclear Radiation Safety) and has been Board member of the Nuclear Experimental Reactor J. Horowitz. He is panellist as invited speaker at STS-Kyoto Forum on “Nuclear Technology Trends and Future Prospective”. He has been awarded with International Patents and has many international scientific publications.
Invited and Oral Sessions
Four parallel sessions with oral presentations will be scheduled, organized per 40 minutes time slots (“invited contributions” ) and 20 minutes’ time slots (“oral contributions”), discussions included. The presentations will be grouped per conference theme. The schedule will be optimized to minimize the number of simultaneous invited presentations.
Poster / intensive oral sessions
Specific slots of about 2 hours per day will be dedicated to the “Poster / intensive oral sessions”: while all posters will be kept on display during the full conference, these sessions will be structured by theme and will present the authors a forum to advertise their poster by means of a mini-oral presentation.
An advanced program of short courses will be offered at the start of the ANIMMA 2017 conference (on Monday June 19, 2017). Starting from the physical principles, the courses will present a selection of applications of radiation detectors in various fields. Updated information, detailed program and schedule are available here.
Participants to the short courses have the opportunity to perform a multiple choice test. This test will take place immediately after the courses on Monday June 19, from 16.00 until 17.00 h. Proclamation and the official awarding of the certificates is planned later that evening at 18.00 h. These certificates can be used for obtaining ECTS credits at the participants’ university.
Participants to the short courses who decide not to perform the examination will receive a certificate of attendance.
On the first conference day (Monday June 19, 2017) several workshops will be organised. Updated information concerning topics, detailed program is available here.
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