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Dear colleagues,

Thank you very much for the enthusiasm you have shown to attend the ND2016 conference and contribute to this event.

We from the organizing committee are happy to welcome you on Sunday 11 September in the historical provincial court “Het Provinciaal Hof” on De Grote Markt in Brugge (Bruges) for registration from 15:00 to 19:00 and for a welcome drink with your partner at the reception from 17:00-19:00.

On Monday 12 September we start with the opening session at 09:30 in the concert hall “Het Concertgebouw” on ‘t Zand in Brugge. Registration will be open from 08:00 in the morning. In the opening session we welcome the DG of the JRC Vladimír Šucha, the DG of the OECD Nuclear Energy William Magwood, the IAEA DDG for Nuclear Sciences and Applications, Aldo Malavasi, the Haute Commissaire à l’Énergie Atomique, Yves Bréchet, the DG of the JAEA Nuclear Science and Engineering Center, Shigeaki Okajima, the DDG of SCK·CEN Hamid Aït Abderrahim and Dr. Enrico Chiaveri representing the DG of CERN. They will give us a focus for the future with their view of the main developments in the field of nuclear applications and nuclear science and the role of nuclear data.

Still at the Concertgebouw we will start the technical sessions on Monday 12 September, 14:00. On Monday evening at 19:00 you can enjoy a guided tour of Brugge (Bruges), which is open to accompanying persons as well.

Technical sessions continue on Tuesday Morning 13 September at 08:30 at the Site Oud St Jan, Zonnekemeers in Brugge (Bruges), at just a two minutes walk from the Concertgebouw. Technical sessions continue at this venue until Friday 16 September 13:00.

You and your parnter are kindly invited to the conference banquet at the Stadshallen under the Belfort on De Grote Markt on Thursday evening 15 September starting at 20:00.

In the interest of a smooth organisation of the event we kindly ask you to register yourself and your partner at the earliest time convenient for the different events mentioned above. Early registration ends 11 July. Following this date registration is still possible but the block reservation of hotels will end and it may be more difficult to secure a convenient place to stay.

On behalf of the organizing committee

Arjan Plompen


Fields of application
arrowInnovation in nuclear energy
arrowReactors and fuel cycles
arrowSafety of reactors and criticality safety
arrowWaste management and decommissioning
arrowTransmutation
arrowFusion technology
arrowMedical applications
arrowRadioactive isotope science
arrowRadiation protection and shielding
arrowProtection of the environment
arrowDosimetry
arrowAccelerator applications
arrowAstrophysics
arrowParticle physics
arrowBasic research
arrowMaterial science
arrowRadiation effects
arrowSecurity and terrorist threats
arrowNon-proliferation, safeguards and forensics
arrowEmergency preparedness
arrowApplication of nuclear technology
arrowEducation of nuclear science
Topics
arrowNuclear reaction measurements, analysis and evaluation
arrowNuclear masses, structure and decay data measurements
arrowNuclear reaction and structure theory, models and codes
arrowFission physics and observables
arrowSpallation, high and intermediate energy reactions
arrowNuclear physics of fusion
arrowAstro nuclear physics
arrowExperimental facilities, equipment, techniques and methods
arrowIntegral experiments, benchmarks and data validation
arrowImportance of nuclear data for reactor operation and safety
arrowImportance of nuclear data for other applications
arrowNuclear data in science and engineering
arrowMedical radioisotopes production
arrowParticle therapy
arrowProperties of medical radioisotopes
arrowNovel radioisotope production methods
arrowEvaluated libraries, processing and consistency
arrowEvaluation methodology
arrowUncertainty and covariance generation and propagation
arrowThermal scattering laws and libraries
arrowDissemination, data formats and storage
arrowEducation
more information as it becomes available

Introduction

ND2016 is the primary conference for the advancement of nuclear data in the interest of both science and technology. It addresses all important active fields of investigation: fundamental nuclear physics, astrophysics, nuclear energy, nuclear medicine, nuclear non-proliferation, safeguards and arms control.

Data characterizing nuclear structure, decay modes and reactions are of paramount importance in many fields of research and application. Design studies, safety analyses, interpretations of tests, benchmarks and experiments as well as the need to address fundamental questions in both basic science and applications rely on good quality nuclear data. Significant progress is being made towards more comprehensive in-depth physics modelling through improved computing and data handling. Access to good quality nuclear data is a well-recognized pre-requisite for such successful analyses and reliable predictions.

Establishing high quality nuclear databases tailored to the needs of very diverse fields of use encompasses activities that range well beyond a mere compiling of numbers reported in the literature. Areas where data are lacking, conflicting or of insufficient accuracy need to be actively identified and tackled by well-focussed experiments, modelling and evaluation. Complete databases must be established that are capable of serving all needs and tailored to the appropriate computing codes through proper regard of such aspects of physics as thermal scattering, self-shielding, anisotropy and the Doppler effect. Validation and verification of these databases in benchmarks, mock-up tests and responding to feedback from users are crucial steps towards adoption of a new nuclear data library by the end-users.

Breakthroughs in experiments and theory are often the basis of technological progress. Recognizing this important fact, ND2016 will provide an appropriate forum for the communication of developments in fundamental nuclear physics research that may be beneficial to the nuclear data and allow interactions and exchange of experiences among the applications communities.

The organisers of ND2016 invite all scientists and engineers interested in one of the topics of the conference to present their insights and achievements. The organisers are encouraging young scientists and engineers to participate through a reduced conference fee.

This conference is part of a series of previous conferences organized in:

  • Harwell, UK (1978)
  • Antwerp, Belgium (1982)
  • Santa Fe, USA (1985)
  • Mito, Japan (1988)
  • Jülich, Germany (1991)
  • Gatlinburg, USA (1994)
  • Trieste, Italy (1997)
  • Tsukuba, Japan (2001)
  • Santa Fe, USA (2004)
  • Nice, France (2007)
  • Jeju island, South Korea (2010)
  • New York, USA (2013)
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