FY2022 Foreign Travel

 

Destination Date Lab and Participants Conference/Meeting Title Justification
Tokyo, Japan Sep 2022 BNL
Brown, Vorabbi
Fifth International Conference on Nuclear Data Covariances Premier workshop on covariances and S/U methods.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Oct 2021 LANL
Hutchinson, Amundson, McKenzie, McSpaden, Favorite, Weldon, Smith
ICSBEP, IRPhE, and SINBAD Technical Review Meetings
(Virtual Meeting)
Authors or reviewers for CURIE and JAEA evaluations for ICSBEP, as well as authors of future submissions who have not attended previously. Will also attend IRPhE, and SINBAD Technical Review Meetings.
CNR
Athens, Greece
Oct 2021 LANL
Leal-Cidoncha
International Workshop on Compound Nuclear Reactions
(Meeting not held)
Participation provides state of the art information on improving experimental methods for neutron capture studies.
IAEA
Vienna, Austria
Fall 2021 LANL
Conlin, Haeck
IAEA Consultancy Meeting
(Meeting not held)
Meetings are related to nuclear data processing, the codes and the processed formats. As NJOY developers (AM-2) and processors (AM-1) we play an important role.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Dec 2021 LANL
Conlin, Haeck
Alternate WPEC Meeting
(Meeting not held)
Contributors and co-leads of multiple sub-groups and expert groups. See below.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Dec 2021 LANL
Amundson, Favorite, Goda, McKenzie, McSpaden, Thompson, White
ICSBEP, IRPhE, and SINBAD Technical Review Meetings
(Virtual Meeting)
Authors or reviewers for CURIE and JAEA evaluations for ICSBEP, as well as authors of future submissions who have not attended previously. Will also attend IRPhE, and SINBAD Technical Review Meetings.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
May 2022 LANL
Paris, Herman, Colin, Haeck, Thompson, Cutler
WPEC Annual Meeting and associated subgroup meetings Contributor and co-leads of multiple sub-groups and expert groups, including SG45 "Validation of Nuclear Data Libraries (VaNDaL) Project,” SG46 “Efficient and Effective Use of Integral Experiments for Nuclear Data Validation,” SG49 "Reproducibility in Nuclear Data Evaluation,” and EG-GNDS "Recommended Definition of General Nuclear Database Structure." All of these groups are focused on activities that overlap with NCSP priorities.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Jul 2022 LANL
Rising, Alwin, Hayes, Thompson, McKenzie
WPNCS Annual Meeting and associated subgroup meetings Contributors and participants in multiple subgroups aimed at providing and comparing state-of-the-art information for improving MCNP®, Whisper, and other computational methods that are necessary and heavily used in NCSP work.  Ongoing subgroups include: benchmark quality assessments and metrics, computational bias methods and comparisons, and benchmark correlation calculational methods.
WONDER
Aix-en-Provence, France
TBD 2022 LANL
Leal-Cidoncha
6th International Workshop on Nuclear Data Evaluation for Reactor Applications
(Meeting Cancelled)
Participation provides state of the art information and needs for reactor application technologies, fuel cycle, and vulnerabilities.
IRSN
Paris, France
TBD 21-22 LANL
Hutchinson, Thompson, Goda, Alwin
Coordinate International Collaboration Efforts with IRSN
(Meeting not held)
 
Coordinate work as described the Five-Year Execution Plan, Appendix E.
AWE
Reading, UK
TBD 21-22 LANL
Hutchinson, Cutler, Goda, Alwin
Coordinate International Collaboration Efforts with AWE (*if needed, combine with IRSN trip, all but one person will travel from IRSN to AWE)
(Meeting not held)
Coordinate work as described the Five-Year Execution Plan, Appendix F.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Oct 2021 LLNL
Heinrichs, Norris, Percher, Kim
ICSBEP, IRPhE, and SINBAD Technical Review Meetings
(Virtual Meeting)
ICSBEP, IRPhE, and SINBAD Technical Review Meetings.
IAEA
Vienna, Austria
Oct 2021 LLNL
Godfree, Mattoon
IAEA Technical Meeting on Nuclear Data Processing
(Did Not Attend)
Technical meeting of international experts on nuclear data processing methods and codes.
Brussels, Belgium Nov 2021 LLNL
Coleman, Percher
Nuclear Education and Training NESTet 2021 International Conference
(Did Not Attend)
Premier conference on nuclear education and training.
Lausanne, Switzerland Nov 2021 LLNL
Siefman, Stone
International Symposium on Reactor Dosimetry ISRD 2021
(Did Not Attend)
Premier conference on experimental techniques, databases, and standards for neutron metrology.
Bertinoro, Italy Dec 2021 LLNL
Ganapol, Heinrichs
International Conference on Transport Theory 2021
(Did Not Attend)
Premier conference on radiation transport theory.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Dec 2021 LLNL
Heinrichs, Kim, Norris, Percher, Hawari
ICSBEP, IRPhE, and SINBAD Technical Review Meetings
(Virtual Meeting)
Authors or reviewers for CURIE and JAEA evaluations for ICSBEP, as well as authors of future submissions who have not attended previously. Will also attend IRPhE, and SINBAD Technical Review Meetings.
IAEA
Vienna, Austria
May 2022 LLNL
Beck, Mattoon
IAEA Technical Workshop on Compilation of Experimental Nuclear Reaction Data (EXFOR)
(Did Not Attend)
Technical meeting of international experts on nuclear data compilation essential for nuclear data evaluation.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
May 2022 LLNL
Mattoon, Percher, Siefman
WPEC Annual Meeting and associated subgroup meetings Technical meeting of international experts on nuclear data including SG38 (GND) and SG42 (Thermal scattering law).
Tokyo, Japan Jun 2022 LLNL World Nuclear University
(Did Not Attend)
Unique nuclear educational and training opportunity for emerging leaders and SMEs in nuclear technology.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Jun 2022 LLNL
Norris, Siefman
OECD NEA Training Course on FISPACT-II Unique training opportunity on UKAEA’s enhanced multiphysics, inventory, and source term code system.
Paris, France Jul 2022 LLNL
Heinrichs, Percher, Norris
Coordinate International Collaboration Efforts with IRSN Coordinate joint IRSN-LLNL work as described in Appendix E of the Five-Year Execution Plan.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Jul 2022 LLNL
Percher, Coleman, Heinrichs
WPNCS Annual Meeting and associated subgroup meetings Participate in activities of the Working Party on Nuclear Criticality Safety and expert group meetings on IE S/U, MC methods, criticality accidents, and experimental needs.
Tokyo, Japan Sep 2022 LLNL
Norris, Siefman
Fifth International Conference on Nuclear Data Covariances Premier workshop on covariances and S/U methods.
AWE
Aldermaston, UK
TBD 2022 LLNL
Coleman, Heinrichs, Percher
JOWOG29/30 Meetings
(Cancelled due to COVID) 
Coordinate joint AWE-LLNL work as described in Appendix F of the Five-Year Execution Plan.
IAEA
Vienna, Austria
TBD 2022 LLNL
Heinrichs, Mattoon
IAEA Expert Group Meeting on Nuclear Data Processing and Thermal Scattering Laws
(Meeting moved to FY23)
Technical meeting of international experts on nuclear data processing methods and codes.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Oct 2021 NNL
NDAG Chair (Zerkle)
ICSBEP, IRPhE, and SINBAD Technical Review Meetings
(Virtual Meeting)
Provide oversight of NCSP IE tasks as ICSBEP, SINBAD, and IRPhEP tasks are the end product of the NCSP IE process. May be held online due to COVID-19.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Dec 2021 NNL
NDAG Chair (Zerkle)
ICSBEP, IRPhE, and SINBAD Technical Review Meetings
(Virtual Meeting)
Authors or reviewers for CURIE and JAEA evaluations for ICSBEP, as well as authors of future submissions who have not attended previously. Will also attend IRPhE, and SINBAD Technical Review Meetings.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
May 2022 NNL
NDAG Chair (Zerkle)
WPEC Annual Meeting and associated subgroup meetings As NDAG Chair, participate in WPEC, SG48 (Thermal Scattering Law) and EG-HPRL.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Jul 2022 NNL
NDAG Chair (Zerkle)
WPNCS Annual Meeting and associated subgroup meetings As NDAG Chair, participate in SG8 on criticality benchmark expert knowledge.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
May 2022 RPI
Danon
WPEC Annual Meeting and associated subgroup meetings As CSEWG US Measurements Chair, participate and present in the WPEC meeting, subgroup SG-C (high priority list), and other subgroups. Also actively participate in SG-48 (Advances in Thermal Scattering Law Analysis).
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Oct 2021 ORNL
Bowen, Marshall, Clarity, Celik, Dupont
ICSBEP, IRPhE, and SINBAD Technical Review Meetings
(Virtual Meeting)
Provide oversight of NCSP IE tasks as ICSBEP tasks are the end product of the NCSP IE process, present HPRR benchmark to the TRG. The decision on in-person or virtual is expected by the end of August, 2021.
IAEA
Vienna, Austria
Oct 2021 ORNL
Wiarda, Holcomb
IAEA Technical Meeting on Nuclear Data Processing
(Virtual Meeting)
Technical meeting of international experts on nuclear data processing methods and codes.

IAEA
Vienna, Austria

Oct 2021 ORNL
Pigni
IAEA Technical Meeting on Nuclear Data Processing
(Virtual Meeting)
IAEA International Nuclear Data Evaluation Network (INDEN), Vienna. International nuclear data evaluation collaboration.  Represent NCSP and ORNL interests in international nuclear data evaluation.
IRMM
Mol, Belgium
Nov 2021 ORNL
Guber, Brown
Resonance region nuclear data measurements using GELINA facility at IRMM

Cancelled due to COVID
Continues cross-section measurements to support the production of new cross-section evaluations per the schedule in Appendix B of the Five-Year Plan. Jesse Brown to support half of the visits to supporting succession planning.
Tokyo, Japan Nov 2021 ORNL
Bowen
WG8 Nuclear Criticality Safety Meetings
(Cancelled due to COVID)
Continue to provide US leadership with ISO Nuclear Criticality Safety Standards (Annual Meeting).
IAEA
Vienna, Austria
Nov 2021 ORNL
Pigni
IAEA International Nuclear Data Evaluation Network (INDEN) on Actinides
(Virtual Meeting)
IAEA International Nuclear Data Evaluation Network (INDEN), Vienna. International nuclear data evaluation collaboration.  Represent NCSP and ORNL interests in international nuclear data evaluation.
IAEA
Vienna, Austria
Dec 2021 ORNL
Pigni
IAEA International Nuclear Data Evaluation Network (INDEN) on Structural Methods
(Virtual Meeting)
IAEA International Nuclear Data Evaluation Network (INDEN), Vienna. International nuclear data evaluation collaboration.  Represent NCSP and ORNL interests in international nuclear data evaluation.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Dec 2021 ORNL
Bowen, Celik, Lang, Marshall, Shaw
ICSBEP, IRPhE, and SINBAD Technical Review Meetings
(Virtual Meeting)
Authors or reviewers for CURIE and JAEA evaluations for ICSBEP, as well as authors of future submissions who have not attended previously. Will also attend IRPhE, and SINBAD Technical Review Meetings.
IRMM
Mol, Belgium
Apr 2022 ORNL
Guber, Brown
Resonance region nuclear data measurements using GELINA facility at IRMM
(Cancelled)
Continues cross-section measurements to support the production of new cross-section evaluations per the schedule in Appendix B of the Five-Year Plan. Jesse Brown to support half of the visits to supporting succession planning.
Hangzhou, China May 2022 ORNL
Bowen
ISO TC85/SC5 Plenary and WG8 Nuclear Criticality Safety Meetings Continue to provide US leadership with ISO Nuclear Criticality Safety Standards (Rescheduled 2020 meeting)
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
May 2022 ORNL
Pigni, Wiarda, Brown, Holcomb, Chapman
WPEC Annual Meeting and associated subgroup meetings Technical meeting of international experts on nuclear data including SG38 (GND), EG-GNDS, SG48 (thermal scatter), SG44 (covariance), SG45 (validation), SG46 (IE for ND evaluation), SG50 (automatic readable experimental data base).
IAEA
Vienna, Austria
Jun 2022 ORNL
Pigni
IAEA International Nuclear Data Evaluation Network (INDEN) IAEA International Nuclear Data Evaluation Network (INDEN), Vienna, 1 week.  International nuclear data evaluation collaboration.  Represent NCSP and ORNL interests in international nuclear data evaluation.
IRMM
Mol, Belgium
Jul 2022 ORNL
Guber
Resonance region nuclear data measurements using GELINA facility at IRMM Continues cross-section measurements to support the production of new cross-section evaluations per the schedule in Appendix B of the Five-Year Plan. Jesse Brown to support half of the visits to supporting succession planning.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Jul 2022 ORNL
Marshall, Bowen, Clarity, Wieselquist
WPNCS Annual Meeting and associated subgroup meetings AM collaboration; provide relationship between IAEA and ISO with respect to NCS standards.
IAEA, Vienna Austria Aug 2022 ORNL
Pigni
IAEA Technical Meeting on Long Term International Collaboration to Improve Nuclear Data Evaluation

To review the activities of the International Nuclear Data Evaluation Network (INDEN) and to discuss progress in evaluation methods and evaluated data.

IAEA, Vienna Austria Sep 2022 ORNL
Pigni
IAEA Consultancy Meeting on the Evaluation of Light Elements To monitor the progress in the evaluation of (i) Be-7 produced by charged-particle reactions and (ii) the light systems Be-9; N-14,15; O-16; Na-23 relevant for reactor applications.
Tokyo, Japan Sep 2022 ORNL
Holcomb, Arbanas or Pigni
Fifth International Conference on Nuclear Data Covariances This conference is within the mission of ORNL ND work and aligned with the NCSP Mission and Vision.
IRMM
Mol, Belgium
Sep 2022 ORNL
Guber, Brown
Resonance region nuclear data measurements using GELINA facility at IRMM Continues cross-section measurements to support the production of new cross-section evaluations per the schedule in Appendix B of the Five-Year Plan. Jesse Brown to support half of the visits to supporting succession planning.
AWE
Aldermaston, UK
TBD 2022 ORNL
Bowen
JOWOG29/30 Meetings
(Cancelled due to COVID) 
Participate in JOWOG meetings as NCSP execution manager.
IRSN
Paris, France
TBD 2022 ORNL
Wiarda, Holcomb, McDonnell
IRSN Meetings
(Meeting not held)
Coordinate joint IRSN-ORNL work per 5YP such as the Pu SlideRule; Collaborate with IRSN on the resonance evaluation of the isotopes for the NCSP.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Oct 2021 SNL
Ames, Harms, Lutz
ICSBEP, IRPhE, and SINBAD Technical Review Meetings
(Virtual Meeting)
ICSBEP, IRPhE, and SINBAD Technical Review Meetings.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Dec 2021 SNL
Harms, Fleming
ICSBEP, IRPhE, and SINBAD Technical Review Meetings
(Virtual Meeting)
Authors or reviewers for CURIE and JAEA evaluations for ICSBEP, as well as authors of future submissions who have not attended previously. Will also attend IRPhE, and SINBAD Technical Review Meetings.