Opening Plenary Session: the 75
Anniversary of the Discovery of Nuclear Fission
(Monday morning). Inviting many people who have the experience and still being the person in charge for the policy maker. -
ANS President`s Special Session:
On the path to fission`s Centennial and Beyond
(Monday, after lunch). -
Nuclear Fission: 75-Year Anniversary
(Wednesday, November 13
at 4pm). Inviting the Eugene P.Wigner Reactor Physics Award winner, Prof. Augusto Gandini, to give highlight of historically-based generalized perturbation theory methodology. Also Phillip Finck from INL, Mujid Kazimi from MIT, Yoshiaki Oka from Waseda Univ., Jean-Pierre West from EDF France to talk about the research in their institution with the history-perspective. 3.
Technical sessions Technical sessions include sessions covering the ongoing research and its current achievement. Technical sessions followed by me are as follow : -
Current Issues in Computational Methods : Convergence
What is it ?
Interesting discussion about the problem of `convergence`, when to declare that the simulation by iterative method is success and ready to be stop and give the answer, presented by experts in the field of deterministic method and Monte Carlo method. -
Deterministic and Stochastic Methods for Eigenvalue Computations: A Retrospective and Prospective Look
This sessions focus on the eigen value computations. Interesting presentation about the work of Enrico Fermi in this particular field was given by P. Ravetto from Politecnico di Torino Italy. History, recent progress, and tips for future development for the Monte Carlo Criticality calculation was given by Forrest Brown from Los Alamos National Laboratory. (Pictures : Prof. P Ravetto giving presentation (right), One of presentation page by F. Brown (left)). -
Transport Method: General [Tuesday, 8am]
Many presentations about the Monte Carlo method and deterministic transport method developments are given in this session. For instance the convergence rates improvement in Monte Carlo simulation using stratified sampling by Alex R. Long from Oregon State University, the use of Kernel Density Estimator as the tallying method in Monte Carlo simulation by Timothy P. Burke from Univ. of Michigan. -
Use of CAD in Nuclear Shielding and Criticality Codes [Tuesday, 1pm]
This sessions include many presentation about the CAD improvement in different Monte Carlo codes which able to improve the overall computation time of Monte Carlo simulation for complex geometry. Particular CAD module presented in this session for instance the FluDAG dan DAGMCNP from Univ. of Wisconsin Madison, McCAD from Karslruhe Institute of Technology Germany.