NPSS Nuclear Power Initiative
Plans for Nuclear Power Sessions at Future NSS Conferences
There is resurgence in interest in nuclear power throughout the world as a result of the exponentially growing demand for energy and the simultaneous concerns for production of green house gases from conventional fossil-fuel power plants. Global electricity needs are expected to double well before 2050 with the largest fraction of that new generation of power coming from coal. Nuclear power is a rapidly growing element in the global energy mix, with some projecting the number of nuclear plants in the world growing by as much as a factor three, to 1200 plants, by 2050.
The IEEE NPSS Nuclear Science Symposium (NSS) originated in the early 50’s and has been held annually since. The symposium concentrated on the detectors and electronics for high-energy and nuclear physics and is recognized as the premier meeting for leading developments in these fields.
The IEEE NPSS reintroduced the topic of nuclear power into the NSS program in 2008. Future NSS conferences will include sessions on Nuclear Power to cover this broad subject area. Participants working in the field of nuclear power will benefit from the scientific contributions presented in the other well-established NSS sessions on Nuclear Measurements and Monitoring Techniques, Neutron Instrumentation, Radiation Damage Effects, and Safety Instrumentation / Homeland Security, among others.
NSS sessions on Nuclear Power consider the inclusion of papers on the topics of:
- The resurgence of nuclear power in the world
- Next generation nuclear power systems
- Instrumentation and control systems for nuclear power systems
- Detector technology for nuclear power
- Non-proliferation measurement systems
- Modeling and simulation for nuclear energy
- Plant life management and extension
- Fusion in the Energy Context
- Predictive simulation of fusion plasmas
- Strategic Planning for a broader U.S. fusion program
Suggestions, comments, ... should be sent to: Richard Kouzes