NCSP Foreign Travel FY2015

Destination Date Labs One Sentence Description Justification
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Apr-16 LANL
LLNL
ORNL
SNL
Present/publish NCSP ICSBEP evaluations at annual ICSBEP Technical Meeting (Favorite, Harms+1, Heinrichs, Hutchinson, Keefer, Kim, Miller, Sanchez) Present/publish NCSP ICSBEPevaluations at annual ICSBEP TechnicalMeeting.
AWE
Aldermaston,
UK
May-16 LLNL Coordinate InternationalCollaboration Efforts (Heinrichs,Hickman, McAvoy) Allows LLNL to discuss InternationalCollaboration efforts that must be done inperson (i.e., determining material orequipment that needs transporting, etc.).
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Sep-16 LLNL Participate in WPNCS annualmeeting (Verbeke, Scorby) Participate in WPNCS governance andexpert group meetings on MC methodsand excursion analyses.
Bruges,
Belgium
Sep-16 LLNL
NCSU
Participate in ND2016 bi-annualmeeting (Hawari, Heinrichs) Present/publish results of LLNL-ND1 newthermal scattering laws.
Poole,
UK
May-16 LLNL ANSWERS Seminar (Lee,Percher) Attend the AMEC 2015 ANSWERSSeminar devoted to radiation shielding,reactor physics and nuclear criticalitysafety software applications, V&V andR&D.
OECD NEA
Paris, France
May-16 RPI Participate in WPEC annualmeeting (Danon, Liu) As US Measurements Chair, participate inWPEC annual meeting to presentNCSP/RPI nuclear data measurementwork (Danon).
Bruges,
Belgium
Sep-16 RPI Participate in ND2016 bi-annualmeeting (Danon) Participate in the WINS nuclear scatteringworkshop to present NCSP/RPI thermalscattering work to address thermalmoderator data needs for criticality safetyapplications.
Bruges,
Belgium
Sep-16 LANL Participate in ND2016 bi-annualmeeting (Talou, Hale, White) Present/publish results of LANL-ND1work performed in 2015.
AWE
Aldermaston, UK
May-16 LANL Coordinate International Collaboration Efforts (Jesson) Allows LANL to discuss InternationalCollaboration efforts that must be done inperson (i.e., determining material orequipment that needs transporting, etc.).
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
May-16 LANL Participate in WPEC annualmeeting (Kahler, Conlin, White) Will include emphasis on CIELO Projectand GND Project. CIELO related workincludes international evaluation ofimportant isotopes and criticality datatesting of new cross sections that willsubsequently appear in a next generationENDF library. GND related work ensuresthat the needs of NCSP are met by the newnuclear data format and relates to the nextgeneration NJOY code, NJOY21.
Paris, France May-16 LANL Participate in annual OECD/NEAWorking Party on NuclearCriticality Safety and variousExpert Groups (Brown, Rising) NCSP Monte Carlo people from LANL &ORNL traditionally participate in thesemeetings. Benefits V&V, methods, data,etc. Forrest specifically is the founder &participant in the Expert Group forAdvanced Monte Carlo Techniques.
Vienna, Austria TBD LANL IAEA Coordinated ResearchProject meetings on RadiationDamage and Testing/Validating anew Dosimetry Cross SectionLibrary (Kahler OR Conlin) (Cost is salary only as the IAEA typicallypays participant transportation, lodgingand per diem expenses)The Radiation Damage CRP is expected toyield improved/updated NJOY processingmethods. The CRP focused on DosimetryCross Section Library is expected to yieldupdated data for selected ENDF/Bevaluations.
IRSN
Paris, France
TBD LANL MCNP Criticality safety Class at IRSN (Brown, Bull) Has been discussed previously, but neverfunded and finalized. Such a class wouldbenefit both LANL and IRSN.
IRMM
Mol, Belgium
TBD -
3 trips
ORNL Perform resonance region nucleardata measurements using GELINAfacility at IRMM in accordancewith Appendix B of the Five-YearPlan (Guber) Continues cross-section measurements andthe production of new cross-sectionevaluations with covariance data for U.S.
India Jun-16 ORNL Participate in ISO Standardsmeeting (Bowen). Participate in ISO Standards meeting (ISOTC85/SC5/WG8) on nuclear criticalitysafety to ensure US NCSP interests arerepresented in the international standardsdevelopment and as succession planningfor replacement of Hopper participation(Bowen).
IRSN
Paris, France
TBD -
3 trips
ORNL Perform nuclear data evaluationand testing work with IRSN (Pigni,Sobes) Continues cross-section evaluation andtesting work with IRSN to provide newcross-section evaluations with covariancedata for U.S.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
May-16 ORNL Participate in WPEC annualmeeting as Chair of ENDF FormatsCommittee, coordinateinternational nuclear datacollaborations for the NCSP, andpresent NCSP/ORNL nuclear dataevaluation work (Dunn) Exchange of information withinternational nuclear data community toimprove NCSP nuclear data evaluationsand cultivate new collaborations to supportfuture NCSP nuclear data evaluation worktasks. Also, includes Interim NDAG Chairparticipation in WPEC meeting.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
May-16 ORNL Participate in WPNCS (Rearden) Continues NCSP leadership in S/Uanalysis methods and fosters continuedcollaboration with international partners totest and improve NCSP S/U analysiscapabilities for supporting criticality safetyapplications.
Bruges,
Belgium
Sep-16 ORNL Participate in ND2016 meeting(Dunn) Present/publish results of ORNL-ND1work performed in 2015.
Vienna,
Austria
Oct-15 ORNL IAEA Coordinated ResearchProject meetings on RadiationDamage and Testing/Validating anew Dosimetry Cross SectionLibrary (Doro) The Radiation Damage CRP is expected toyield improved/updated AMPX processingmethods. The CRP focused on DosimetryCross Section Library is expected to yieldupdated data for selected ENDF/Bevaluations.
Aix-en-
Provence
France
Oct-15 ORNL WONDER ND Scattering Meeting(Goran) Report on thermal scattering evaluationcapability development under ORNL-ND4