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Nuclear Energy in 2050

A symposium to mark the10th anniversary of the Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Research (CANES) and to celebrate MIT’s sesquicentennial

March 30 and 31, 2011

The two-day symposium, chaired by Center Director Professor Mujid Kazimi, brought together more than 55 leaders from academia, industry, government and the national laboratories to discuss important issues concerned with the development of nuclear power in the upcoming decades. For the 40 students who attended, the symposium provided the perfect opportunity to hear from and interact with experts in the field.


Videos

Session 1 :: Nuclear Energy Development Targets and Challenges

Chair:  Mujid Kazimi (MIT)
Speakers:  Richard Lester (MIT),  Shane Johnson (DOE)

Listen to audio podcast of Richard Lester's talk

Watch the video of Session One below:

MIT Tech TV

Special Session :: Lessons from Fukushima

Chair:  Ron Ballinger (MIT)
Speakers: Lake Barrett (Talisman), Jacopo Buongiorno (MIT)

Watch the video of the Special Session below:

MIT Tech TV

Wednesday March 30, 2011

Session 1: Nuclear Energy Development Targets and Challenges

Chair:  Mujid Kazimi (MIT)
Speakers:  Richard Lester (MIT),  Shane Johnson (DOE)

Special Session: Lessons from Fukushima

Chair:  Ron Ballinger (MIT)
Speakers: Lake Barrett (Talisman), Jacopo Buongiorno (MIT)

Session 2: Re-engineering the R&D Processes

Chair:  Benoit Forget (MIT)
Speakers: John Kelly (DOE), presented by Phillip Finck; Tom Mulford (EPRI); David Hill (INL)

Session 3: Approaches for Efficient Licensing

Chair:  Kent Hansen (MIT)
Speakers: George Apostolakis (Commissioner, NRC), Richard Denning (OSU), Robert Budnitz (LBNL)

Session 4: Science and Engineering Frontiers in Modeling and Simulation

Chair:  Sidney Yip (MIT)
Speakers: Paul Turinsky (NCS), Kord Smith (Studsvick),
Emilio Baglietto (CD-ADAPCO)

Reception and Poster Session for MIT and NUC universities
 

Dinner

How to Make a Lab-Industry-University HUB
Doug Kothe (ORNL)


Thursday March 31, 2011

Session 5: Balancing the Costs and Benefits of Advanced Fuel Cycles

Chair:  Ed Arthur (UNM)
Speakers: Ernie Moniz (MIT), Steve Atherton (GEH), Phillip Finck (INL)

Session 6: Advanced LWR Technology

Chair:  Neil Todreas (MIT)
Speakers: Regis Matzie (W), Finis Southworth (AREVA), Mujid Kazimi (MIT)

Session 7:  Nuclear Energy Beyond Electricity

Chair:  Bilge Yildiz (MIT)
Speakers: Charles Forsberg (MIT), Steve Herring (INL), Tony Roulston (Cambridge U)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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