NCSP Foreign Travel FY2018

Destination Date Labs One Sentence Description Justification
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Oct-18 LANL
LLNL
SNL
ICSBEP and IRPhE Technical Review Meetings
(Ames, Cutler, Bowen, Marshall, Heinrichs, Hutchinson, Keefer, McKenzie, Nelson, Verbeke, Waltson, Zerkle)
ICSBEP and IRPhE Technical Review Meetings.
Trieste, Italy Oct-17 LLNL ICTP-IAEA Workshop
(Percher)
Practical two-week workshop to develop competency in the evaluation of nuclear reaction data for applications assisting in LLNL succession planning supporting AM, IE and ND.
Bariloche, Argentina Mar-8 LLNL IYNC2018
(NO ATTENDEES)
Practical conference devoted to young professionals and women focusing on knowledge transfer in relevant areas of nuclear science and technology at the only other laboratory providing thermal scattering law data.
Cancun, Mexico Apr-18 LLNL PHYSOR2018
(Percher)
Preeminent conference devoted to reactorphysics.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
May-18 LLNL WPEC Meeting
(Heinrichs, Percher)
Technical meeting of international experts on nuclear data including SG38 (GND) and SG42 (Thermal scattering law).
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Jun-18 LLNL Participate in WPNCS annual meeting
(NO ATTENDEES)
Participate in WPNCS governance and expert group meetings on MC methods and excursion analyses.
Vienna, Austria Dec LLNL IAEA Technical Meetings
(NO ATTENDEES)
Technical meeting of international experts on nuclear data processing.
Paris, France TBD LLNL Coordinate International Collaboration Efforts with IRSN
(NO ATTENDEES)
Coordinate joint IRSN-LLNL work as described in Appendix E of the Five Year Execution Plan.
Aldermaston,
United Kindgom
Apr-18 LLNL JOWOG29/30 Meetings
(Heinrichs)
Coordinate joint AWE-LLNL work per 5YP.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
May-18 NDAG Chair Participate in WPEC annual meeting
(Zerkle)
As NDAG Chair, participate in WPEC.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
May-18 RPI Participate in WPEC annual meeting
(Liu, Danon)
As US Measurements Chair, participate in WPEC and SG-40 annual meeting to present NCSP/RPI nuclear data measurement work. Participate in SG-42 (thermal scattering meeting) to present NCSP/RPI thermal scattering measurements and analysis.
Cancun, Mexico Apr-18 LANL PHYSOR2018
(Mckenzie)
Preeminent conference devoted to reactor physics.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
May-18 LANL Attend annual WPEC meeting and associated Sub-Group meetings
(Conlin, Haeck)
Contributor to multiple sub-groups. Conlin co-leads SG43.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
May-18 LANL Attend annual WPEC meeting and associated Sub-Group meetings
(NO ATTENTEES)
CSEWG representation to WPEC. Contributor to multiple sub-groups.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Jun-18 LANL OECD Expert Group Meetings for NCSP, collaboration with IRSN on NCS
(Brown, Rising, Alwin)
Participation provides state-of-art information for improving MCNP®, Whisper, and other computational methods that are necessary and heavily used in NCSP work. In addition this allows for direct collaboration with IRSN.
IRMM
Mol, Belgium
Jan-18
Apr-18
Jun-18
Sep-18
ORNL Perform resonance region nuclear data measurements using GELINA facility at IRMM in accordance with Appendix B of the Five Year Plan
(Guber, Apr-18)
(NO ATTENDEES, Jan-18, Jun-18,
Sep-18)
Continues cross-section measurements to support the production of new crosssection evaluations per the schedule in Appendix B of the Five Year Plan.
Helsinki, Finland May-18 ORNL Participate in ISO standards meeting on nuclear criticality safety
(Bowen)
Participate in ISO standards meeting (ISO TC85/SC5/WG8) on nuclear criticality safety to ensure NCSP interests are represented in the development of international standards for nuclear criticality safety. Travel to perform nuclear data measurements and evaluations.
IRSN
Paris, France
Oct-17
Nov-17
May-18
Sep-18
ORNL Perform nuclear data evaluation and testing work with IRSN
(Sobes: Oct-17, Nov-17, May-18)
(NO ATTENDEES, Sep-18)
Continues cross-section evaluation work to complete nuclear data evaluations per the schedule in Appendix B of the Five Year Plan.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
May-18 ORNL Participate in WPEC annual meeting, coordinate international nuclear data collaborations for the NCSP, and present NCSP/ORNL nuclear data evaluation work
(Sobes, Wiarda)
Exchange of information with international nuclear data community to improve NCSP nuclear data evaluations and cultivate new collaborations to support future NCSP nuclear data work tasks.
Vienna, Austria May-18 ORNL Participate in IAEA working group meeting to improve nuclear data evaluations to support new evaluations of interest to the NCSP
(Pigni)
Exchange of information with international nuclear data community to support the development of nuclear data evaluations in Appendix B of the Five Year Plan.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Jun-18 ORNL Continue U.S. leadership in OECD/NEA Working Party on Nuclear Criticality Safety (WPNCS) as chair of expert group on Uncertainty Analysis for Criticality Safety Assessment (Rearden) and benchmark lead in expert group on Advanced Monte Carlo Techniques
(Marshall, Rearden)
At this workshop new methods of nuclear data covariance generation will be exchanged and the best methods would be implemented within the SAMMY modernization project for the benefit of NCSP.
Aix en
Provence, France
Oct-17 ORNL 4th International Workshop on Nuclear Data Covariances
(Arbanas, Sobes)
At this workshop new methods of nuclear data covariance generation will be exchanged and the best methods would be implemented within the SAMMY modernization project for the benefit of NCSP.
Paris, France Nov-17 ORNL WPEC Fall 2017 Meeting
(Sobes)
Present the evaluation work for ENDF/BVIII.0 supported by the NCSP and possible collaboration with other institutions, especially for the WPEC subgroup for the CIELO collaboration. Exchange of information with international NCS community to improve NCSP nuclear data work and cultivate new collaborations to support future NCSP nuclear data tasks.
UK, Paris, France and Geel, Belgium May-Jun 2018 ORNL Meet with AWE, IRSN and JRC.
(Bowen)
Execute meetings for the DOE/NNSA Nuclear Criticality Safety Program with AWE, IRSN and JRC.