NCSP Foreign Travel FY2021

Destination Date Lab and Participants Conference/Meeting Title Justification
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Oct 2020 LANL
Hutchinson, Amundson, McKenzie, McSpaden, Kristin Smith, Favorite
ICSBEP, IRPhE, and SINBAD Technical Review Meetings
(Virtual Meeting)
Authors or reviewers for KRUSTY and JAEA evaluations for ICSBEP. Also attend IRPhE, and SINBAD Technical Review Meetings.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
May 2021 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 SG38 “Beyond the ENDF format: A modern nuclear database structure.” All of these groups are focused on activities that overlap with NCSP priorities.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Jun 2021 LANL
Brown, Rising
OECD Expert Group Meetings for NCSP, collaboration with IRSN on NCS 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
Sep 2021 LANL
Hayes, Thompson
WPNCS Meeting Participate in activities of the Working Party on Nuclear Criticality Safety and expert group meetings. Related to NCSP priorities.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Oct 2020 LLNL
Heinrichs, Norris, Percher
ICSBEP, IRPhE, and SINBAD Technical Review Meetings
(Virtual Meeting)
ICSBEP, IRPhE, and SINBAD Technical Review Meetings.
IAEA NDS
Vienna, Austria
Oct 2020 LLNL
Godfree, Mattoon
IAEA Technical Meeting on Nuclear Data Processing Technical meeting of international experts on nuclear data processing methods and codes.
Brussels, Belgium Nov 2020 LLNL
Coleman, Percher
Nuclear Education and Training NESTet 2021 International Conference Premier conference on nuclear education and training.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Nov 2020 LLNL
Norris, Siefman
OECD NEA Training Course on FISPACT-II Unique training opportunity on UKAEA’s enhanced multiphysics, inventory, and source term code system.
IAEA NDS
Vienna, Austria
Dec 2020 LLNL
Heckmaier, Mattoon
IAEA Technical Workshop on Compilation of Experimental Nuclear Reaction Data (EXFOR) Technical meeting of international experts on nuclear data compilation essential for nuclear data evaluation.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
May 2021 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).
Giardini Naxos,
Sicily, Italy
May 2021 LLNL
Siefman
Best Estimate Plus Uncertainty (BEPU) 2020 International Conference Premiere conference on best estimate and uncertainty methodologies. (https://www.nineeng.com/bepu2020/)
Lausanne, Switzerland May 2021 LLNL
Chidambaram, Stone
International Symposium on Reactor Dosimetry ISRD 2021 Premier conference on experimental techniques, databases, and standards for neutron metrology.
Japan Jun 2021 LLNL
Coleman
World Nuclear University Unique nuclear educational and training opportunity for emerging leaders and SMEs in nuclear technology.
Toronto, Canada Jun 2021 LLNL
Zywiec
Deep Learning Summit International conference focusing on deep learning methodology, current research areas and practical applications.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Sep 2021 LLNL
Percher, Zywiec
WPNCS Meeting 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 2021 LLNL
Mattoon, Siefman
5th International Conference on Nuclear Data Covariances Premier workshop on covariances and S/U methods.
Paris, France TBD-2021 LLNL
Heinrichs, Percher, Siefman
Coordinate International Collaboration Efforts with IRSN Coordinate joint IRSN-LLNL work as described in Appendix E of the Five-Year Execution Plan.
Aldermaston, United Kingdom TBD-2021 LLNL
Coleman, Yamanaka, Zywiec
JOWOG29/30 Meetings Coordinate joint AWE-LLNL work as described in Appendix F of the Five-Year Execution Plan.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Oct 2020 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
May 2021 NNL
NDAG Chair (Zerkle)
WPEC Annual Meeting and associated subgroup meetings As NDAG Chair, participate in WPEC.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Sep 2021 NNL
As NDAG Chair, participate in SG8 on criticality benchmark expert knowledge.
WPNCS Meeting Justification
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Oct 2020 ORNL
Bowen, Marshall
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.
Vienna, Austria Nov 2020 ORNL
Pigni
IAEA International Nuclear Data Evaluation Network (INDEN)
(Virtual Meeting)
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.
London, UK or Paris, FR Dec 2020 ORNL
Bowen
ISO TC85/SC5 Plenary and WG8 Nuclear Criticality Safety Meetings
(Virtual Meeting)
Continue to provide US leadership with ISO Nuclear Criticality Safety Standards (Rescheduled 2020 meeting)
IRMM
Mol, Belgium
Jan 2021 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.
IRMM
Mol, Belgium
Apr 2021 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.
Tokyo, Japan May 2021 ORNL
Bowen
ISO TC85/SC5 Plenary and WG8 Nuclear Criticality Safety Meetings Continue to provide US leadership with ISO Nuclear Criticality Safety Standards (Annual Meeting)
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
May 2021 ORNL
Pigni, Wiarda
WPEC Annual Meeting and associated subgroup meetings 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)
IRMM
Mol, Belgium
Jun 2021 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.
IRMM
Mol, Belgium
Sep 2021 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.
Tokyo, Japan Sep 2021 ORNL
Holcomb, Arbanas, Wiarda, Brown or Pigni
5th International Conference on Nuclear Data Covariances This conference is within the mission of ORNL ND work and aligned with the NCSP Mission and Vision.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Sep 2021 ORNL
Marshall, Bowen, Clarity, Wieselquist, Hart
WPNCS Meeting AM collaboration; provide relationship between IAEA and ISO with respect to NCS standards.
Paris, France TBD-2021 ORNL
Wiarda, Holcomb, 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.
Vienna, Austria TBD-2021 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.
Aldermaston, United Kingdom TBD-2021 ORNL
Bowen
JOWOG29/30 Meetings Coordinate NCSP work as described in Appendix F of the Five Year Execution Plan. Bowen invited to participate.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
May 2021 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 2020 SNL
Ames, Harms, Lutz
ICSBEP, IRPhE, and SINBAD Technical Review Meetings
(Virtual Meeting)
ICSBEP, IRPhE, and SINBAD Technical Review Meetings.