FY2023 Foreign Travel

 

Destination Date Lab and Participants Conference/Meeting Title Justification
IAEA
Vienna, Austria
TBD 2022 LANL
Neudecker
IAEA Consultancy Meeting - INDEN and Nuclear Data Standards Meetings (INDEN and Neutron Data Standards) are related to nuclear data evaluation of U-238, U-235, and Pu-238-242 fission observables (nu-bar, PFNS, (n,f) cross sections.) These are related to FY22 milestones of ND1.
IRSN
Paris, France
TBD 2022 LANL
Alwin, Goda, Hutchinson, Thompson,
Coordinate International Collaboration Efforts with IRSN Coordinate work as described the Five-Year Execution Plan, Appendix E.
AWE
Reading, UK
TBD 2022 LANL
Alwin, Cutler, Goda, Hutchinson, Sanchez
Coordinate International Collaboration Efforts with AWE and UKNNL Coordinate work as described the Five-Year Execution Plan, Appendix F.
IAEA
Vienna, Austria
Fall 2022 LANL
Haeck, Gibson
IAEA Consultancy Meeting 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
Apr 2023 LANL
Amundson Favorite, Hutchinson, McKenzie, McSpaden, Smith, Stolte, Weldon
ICSBEP, IRPhE, and SINBAD Technical Review Meetings Authors or reviewers for MUSIC, Chlorine Worth Study, Godiva Benchmark Update 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 2023 LANL
Colin, Gibson, Haeck, Herman, Paris Thompson
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. Attending WPEC and its Subgroup 49 to present NCSP sponsored Ta181 evaluation and as a paramount example of evaluation reproducibility.
Lausanne, Switzerland May 2023 LANL
Whitman
Seventeenth International Symposium on Reactor Dosimetry Conference devoted to reactor dosimetry and radiation metrology
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Jul 2023 LANL
Alwin, Hayes, Rising, McKenzie, Thompson
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.
Niagra Falls, Ontario, Canada Aug 2023 LANL
Amundson, Clark Haeck, Rising, Thompson, Whitman,
The International Conference on Mathematics and Computational Methods Applied to Nuclear Science and Engineering (M&C 2023) Participation provides state of the art information on improving theoretical models and simulations associated with data analysis of criticality experiments. Participation in MCNP/Whisper methods scientific exchanges with general ANS mathematics and computational scientists. Session about nuclear data and evaluation where both NJOY and our validation work are relevant.
IAEA
Vienna, Austria
Fall 2023 LANL
Haeck, Gibson
IAEA Consultancy Meeting 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.
Sendai, Japan Oct 2023 LANL
Amundson, Cutler, Goda, Hayes, Hutchinson, Kostelac, McKenzie, McSpaden, Rising, Sanchez, Stolte, Thompson, Weldon, Walker, Whitman
International Conference on Nuclear Criticality Safety (ICNC) Participation provides state of the art information for criticality safety.
AWE
Reading, UK
TBD 2022 LLNL
Coleman, Heinrichs, Percher
JOWOG29/30 Meetings Coordinate joint AWE-LLNL work as described in Appendix F of the Five-Year Execution Plan.
IAEA
Vienna, Austria
Oct 2022 LLNL
Heinrichs, Siefman
CoNDERC- IAEA Technical Meeting on Compilation of Nuclear Data Experiments for Radiation Characterization Technical meeting of international experts on integral experiments for validation of nuclear data
IRSN
Paris, France
TBD 2023 LLNL
Heinrichs, Percher, Norris, Tamashiro
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
Feb 2023 LLNL
Siefman
20th Meeting of the Working Party on Scientific Issues and Uncertainty Analysis of Reactor Systems Technical meeting of international experts on technical issues relating to the analysis of reactor systems and reactor physics
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Apr 2023 LLNL
Heinrichs, Norris, Percher, Aboud
ICSBEP, IRPhE, and SINBAD Technical Review Meetings ICSBEP, IRPhE, and SINBAD Technical Review Meetings.
Lausanne, Switzerland May 2023 LLNL
Siefman, Tamashiro
Seventeenth International Symposium on Reactor Dosimetry Conference devoted to reactor dosimetry and radiation metrology
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
May 2023 LLNL
Mattoon, Siefman
WPEC Annual Meeting and associated subgroup meetings Technical meeting of international experts on nuclear data including SG38 (GND) and SG42 (Thermal scattering law).
Antibes, France Jun 2023 LLNL
Coleman, Percher
International Conference on Packaging and Transportation (PATRAM) Conference focused on nuclear packaging and transportation and related issues including criticality
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Jul 2023 LLNL
Percher, Coleman
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.
Niagra Falls, Ontario, Canada Aug 2023 LLNL
Heinrichs, Norris, Zywiec
The International Conference on Mathematics and Computational Methods Applied to Nuclear Science and Engineering (M&C 2023) Conference devoted to nuclear calculation and computation methods
Sendai, Japan Oct 2023 LLNL
Heinrichs, Siefman, Norris, Percher, Aboud, Araj
International Conference on Nuclear Criticality (ICNC) Once every 4 year conference devoted to criticality safety and related disciplines.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Apr 2023 NNL
NDAG Chair (Zerkle)
ICSBEP, IRPhE, and SINBAD Technical Review Meetings As NDAG Chair, participate in ICSBEP, IRPhE, and SINBAD Technical Review Meetings.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
May 2023 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 2023 NNL
NDAG Chair (Zerkle)
WPNCS Annual Meeting and associated subgroup meetings As NDAG Chair, participate in SG8 on criticality benchmark expert knowledge.
Sendai, Japan Oct 2023 NNL
NDAG Chair (Zerkle)
International Conference on Nuclear Criticality Safety (ICNC) As NDAG Chair, participate in ICNC.
IRSN
Paris, France
TBD 2022 ORNL
Wiarda, Brown, McDonnell
IRSN Meetings 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. AMPX Training
IAEA
Vienna, Austria
Oct 2022 ORNL
Pigni
IAEA Technical Meeting on Nuclear Data Processing Technical meeting of international experts on nuclear data processing methods and codes.
IAEA
Vienna, Austria
Oct 2022 ORNL
Wiarda, McDonnell, Brown
IAEA Technical Meeting on Nuclear Data Processing Technical meeting of international experts on nuclear data processing methods and codes.
IRMM
Mol, Belgium
Nov 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.
IAEA
Vienna, Austria
Nov 2022 ORNL
Pigni
IAEA International Nuclear Data Evaluation Network (INDEN) on Actinides Technical meeting of international experts on nuclear data processing methods and codes.
IAEA
Vienna, Austria
Dec 2022 ORNL
Pigni
IAEA International Nuclear Data Evaluation Network (INDEN) on Structural Methods Technical meeting of international experts on nuclear data processing methods and codes.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Apr 2023 ORNL
Bowen, Marshall, Celik, Dupont
ICSBEP, IRPhE, and SINBAD Technical Review Meetings Provide oversight of NCSP IE tasks as ICSBEP tasks are the end product of the NCSP IE process, present HPRR benchmark to the TRG.
IRMM
Mol, Belgium
Apr 2023 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.
Japan May 2023 ORNL
Bowen, Lang
ISO TC85/SC5/WG8 Nuclear Criticality Safety meetings and SC5 Plenary Provides US leadership to ISO TC85/SC5/WG8 by D. Bowen who also chairs the ANS-8 Subcommittee. A. Lang is added to the list as a backup for WG8 leadership in the future.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
May 2023 ORNL
Ramic, Wiarda, Brown, Mconnell, 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 2023 ORNL
Pigni
IAEA International Nuclear Data Evaluation Network (INDEN) on light nuclei evaluations 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
Jun 2023 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.
Aix-en-Provence, France Jun 2023 ORNL
Ramic, Chapman
WONDER: 6th International Workshop on Nuclear Data Evaluation for Reactor Applications Participation provides state of the art information and needs for reactor application technologies, fuel cycle, and vulnerabilities.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Jul 2023 ORNL
Marshall, Bowen, Bekar, Wieselquist, Metwally
WPNCS Annual Meeting and associated subgroup meetings AM collaboration; share expertise and experience in international NCS expert community and learn from international experts and experiences.
IRMM
Mol, Belgium
Sep 2023 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.
Sendai, Japan Oct 2023 ORNL
Marshall, Bowen, Bekar, Wieselquist, Metwally, Celik, Lang, Shaw, Dupont, Greene, Hart, Chapman
International Conference on Nuclear Criticality Safety (ICNC) ICNC is the premier, international conference on nuclear criticality safety. Participation and presentation of recent work supports international collaborations, maintains state-of-the-art knowledge of practice, showcases NCSP-funded research and development efforts, and provides networking opportunities for staff.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
May 2023 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) and SG-50 (Developing an Automatically Readable, Comprehensive and Curated Experimental Reaction Database)
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Apr 2023 SNL
Harms, Lutz, Ames, Miller
ICSBEP, IRPhE, and SINBAD Technical Review Meetings ICSBEP, IRPhE, and SINBAD Technical Review Meetings.
Sendai, Japan Oct 2023 SNL
Harms, Lutz, Ames, Miller
International Conference on Nuclear Criticality Safety (ICNC) Participation provides state of the art information for criticality safety.
Sendai, Japan Oct 2023 Y12
Reynolds
International Conference on Nuclear Criticality Safety (ICNC) Participation provides state of the art information for criticality safety.