“Criticality Safety – pushing boundaries by modernizing and integrating data, methods, and regulations”

Organized by:

ANS Nuclear Criticality Safety Division (http://ncsd.ans.org)
American Nuclear Society (http://www.ans.org)


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Registration is now open. Early Bird Fee Deadline is August 15.
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Please select one of the 3 preferred hotels to get the best room rate for your stay!
See the Travel page

Preliminary Program can be found here.

Keynote Speakers will be Thomas McLaughlin, Calvin Hopper, and Robert Wilson

Dear Colleagues,

The ANS Carlsbad Section and the local community welcome you to the 2017 NCSD Topical meeting! It will be held at the Pecos River Village Conference Center (PRVCC) in Carlsbad, NM, September 10-15, 2017.

The purpose of the NCSD Topical meetings is to offer an international forum for discussion of all the aspects of the safety of fissile material operations outside of reactors. The 2017 NCSD Topical will provide an opportunity for national and international individuals, professionals and students, technical experts and program managers in the nuclear criticality safety community to meet and discuss their research and work face-to-face. These interactions can help establish good working relationships and collaborations to solve common problems across multiple disciplines. Also, old friendships can be cultivated and new ones established.

You are cordially invited to participate in the 2017 NCSD Topical by submitting an abstract, making an oral presentation, and submitting a full paper for publication in our conference proceedings. The deadline for abstract submission (~450 word limit) is April 7, 2017. 

The city of Carlsbad, NM, is a great venue for the 2017 NCSD Topical meeting! The area is home to unique nuclear facilities (Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, URENCO Enrichment Facility) and is an excellent tourist destination (Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, UFO Museum). 

For further information on the 2017 NCSD Topical meeting, please check this website often, as we will post all what you need to know to prepare your participation to the conference!

We are looking forward to seeing you in Carlsbad, NM!

Jef Lucchini (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

General Chair of the 2017 NCSD Topical meeting,
And the local Organizing Committees

Courtesy of the City of Carlsbad