NCSP Foreign Travel FY2020

Destination Date Labs One Sentence Description Justification
OECD/NEA
Paris, France

FY20 5YP, Rev. 2
Oct-19 LANL (6)
LLNL (3)
SNL (2)
ICSBEP, IRPhE, and SINBAD Technical Review Meetings
(Ames, Amundson, Cutler, Goda, Harms, Heinrichs, Hutchinson, Kim, McKenzie, McSpaden, Percher, Sanchez, Smith, Thompson)
ICSBEP, IRPhE, and SINBAD Technical Review Meetings.
CNEA
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nov-19 LLNL (1) International Conference on Research Reactors
(Coleman)
Premiere conference on research reactors hosted by IAEA.
Cambridge, UK Mar/Apr-20 LLNL (3) International Conference on the Physics of Reactors, PHYSOR 2020
(Heinrichs, Nelson, Percher)
Premiere international conference on reactor physics.
Chiba, Japan May-20 LLNL (2) Joint International Conference on Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications and Monte Carlo
(Kim, Norris)
Premier conference on analytical methods and computing.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
May-20 LLNL (2) WPEC Meeting
(Heckmaier, Percher)
Technical meeting of international experts on nuclear data including SG38 (GND) and SG42 (Thermal scattering law).
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Jun-19 LLNL (2) WPNCS Meeting
(Percher, Scorby)
Participate in activities of the Working Party on Nuclear Criticality Safety and expert group meetings on MC methods and excursion analyses.
Aldermaston, United Kingdom TBD LLNL (2) JOWOG29/30 Meetings
(Coleman, Zywiec)
Coordinate joint AWE-LLNL work as described in Appendix F of the Five Year Execution Plan.
Paris, France TBD LLNL (2) Coordinate International Collaboration Efforts with IRSN
(Coleman, Percher)
Coordinate joint IRSN-LLNL work as described in Appendix E of the Five Year Execution Plan.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
May-20 NDAG Chair Participate in WPEC annual meeting
(Zerkle)
As NDAG Chair, participate in WPEC.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Oct-19 NDAG Chair ICSBEP and IRPhE Technical Review Meetings
(Zerkle)
Provide oversight of NCSP IE tasks as ICSBEP tasks are the end product of the NCSP IE process.
Cambridge, England Apr-20 NDAG Attend PHYSOR 2020 meeting of the ANS. NCSP task that travel
(Zerkle)
Present paper on thermal neutron scattering.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
May-19 RPI Participate in WPEC, and WPEC
(Danon, Lui)
As US Measurements Chair, participate in WPEC and SG-40 annual meeting to present NCSP/RPI nuclear data measurement work. Participate in SG-?? (thermal scattering meeting) to present NCSP/RPI thermal scattering measurements and analysis.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
May-20 LANL Attend annual WPEC meeting and associated Sub-Group meetings
(NO TRIP TAKEN)
Contributor to multiple sub-groups-Conlin co-leads SG43; Haeck leads SG45.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
TBD LANL The NEA/WPEC Subgroup 38 is developing a modern nuclear database (XML) structure. The light-element evaluations must be coded in this structure and LANL personnel have been corresponding via email and phone meetings on the development of appropriate data structures to hold the R-matrix parameters for GNDS
(NO TRIP TAKEN)
Contributor to multiple sub-groups-Paris co-leads SG38.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
TBD LANL The NEA/WPEC Subgroup 45 is "Validation of Nuclear Data Libraries (VaNDaL) Project." The goal of the Subgroup is to standardize quality assurance (QA) processes that would lead to reliable, standardized, and commonly available benchmark suites for the reproducible validation of nuclear data libraries
(NO TRIP TAKEN)
Contributor to multiple sub-groups-Herman co-leads SG45.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
TBD LANL The NEA/WPEC Subgroup 46 is "Efficient and Effective Use of Integral Experiments for Nuclear Data Validation." This activity is of particular relevance to the objective to improve future data files using synergies from different nuclear data projects, while focusing on the requirements for specific new experimental programs and effectively accounting for users data needs
(NO TRIP TAKEN)
Contributor to multiple sub-groups-Herman co-leads SG46.
Cambridge, England Apr-20 LANL Attend PHYSOR 2020 meeting of the ANS. NCSP task that travel is performed under: LANL AM2
(NO TRIP TAKEN)
Present NJOY updates and improvements Present research results.
Vienna, Austria TBD LANL Consultancy meeting at IAEA
(NO TRIP TAKEN)
Participate in IAEA consultancy meeting on ACE processing.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Jul-20 LANL OECD Expert Group Meetings for NCSP, collaboration with IRSN on NCS
(NO TRIP TAKEN)
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.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Oct-19 ORNL ICSBEP and IRPhE Technical Review Meetings
(Bowen, Marshall)
Provide oversight of NCSP IE tasks as ICSBEP tasks are the end product of the NCSP IE process.
Cambridge, England Apr-20 ORNL Attend PHYSOR 2020 meeting of the ANS.
(Bowen, Greene)
Present papers for ANS subcritical limits and progress on GA Tech NCSP tasks.
IRMM
Mol, Belgium
Jan-19
Apr-19
Jun-19
Sep-19
ORNL Perform resonance region nuclear data measurements using GELINA facility at IRMM in accordance with Appendix B of the Five-Year Plan
(Guber)
Continues cross-section measurements to support the production of new crosssection evaluations per the schedule in Appendix B of the Five-Year Plan.
Aldermaston, United Kingdom TBD ORNL JOWOG29/30 Meetings
(Bowen)
Coordinate NCSP work as described in Appendix F of the Five Year Execution Plan. Bowen invited to participate.
London, UK or
Paris, France
Sep-20 ORNL ISO TC85/SC5 Plenary and WG8 Nuclear Criticality Safety Meetings
(Bowen)
Continue to provide US leadership with ISO Nuclear Criticality Safety Standards.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Jun-20 ORNL Participate in WPEC annual meeting, coordinate international nuclear data collaborations for the NCSP, and present NCSP/ORNL nuclear data evaluation work
(Pigni, Sobes, Wiarda)
Technical meeting of international experts on nuclear data including SG38 (GND), EG-GNDS, SG42 (thermal scatter), SG44 (covariance), SG45 (validation), SG46 (IE for ND evaluation).
Vienna, Austria TBD ORNL Participate in IAEA working group meeting to improve nuclear data evaluations to support new evaluations of interest to the NCSP
(Pigni, Sobes)
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.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
TBD ORNL WPNCS Meetings
(Bowen, Clarity, Marshall,Wieselquist)
AM collaboration; provide relationship between IAEA and ISO with respect to NCS standards.
Paris, France TBD ORNL IRSN Meetings
(Holcomb, Sobes, Wiarda)
Coordinate joint IRSN-ORNL work per 5YP such as the Pu SlideRule; Collaborate with IRSN on the resonance evaluation of the isotopes of lead for the NCSP.
Tokyo, Japan

FY20 5YP, Rev. 2
Sep-20 ORNL 5th International Conference on Nuclear Data Covariances
(Arbanas or Pigni, Holcomb)
This conference is within the mission of ORNL ND work and aligned with the NCSP Mission and Vision.