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Modelling in Nuclear Science and Engineering Seminar

Covid-19 note from the organisers: Subject to any special measures being in place at this time, we are assuming at least a limited physical attendance, and are therefore planning around this likelihood, along with an interactive webcast.  Should restrictions prevent physical attendance, then the Seminar will be delivered purely via an on-line platform.

The Nuclear Institute is delighted to announce this year’s Modelling in Nuclear Science and Engineering seminar will be held at Bangor University, North Wales.

The University’s Nuclear Futures Institute is developing a world-leading capability in nuclear science and engineering, fostering industrial links and opportunities and works closely with the BWR Hub. The Nuclear Futures Institute is also a key partner in the EPSRC sponsored Centre for Doctoral Training in Nuclear Energy Futures.

This event is designed to further explore recent innovative developments in engineering simulation, and inspire the modelling communities in order to help reduce uncertainties associated with the analysis that in many cases support the plant design, its supporting safety case and operation.

Our 2020 event will see a mixture of invited prominent speakers from the nuclear community, where the latest advances and learning from modelling in nuclear science and engineering will be discussed; and we are seeking abstracts from designers, practitioners or researchers who wish to submit a presentation at this popular seminar.


Early bird booking deadline is Friday 4th September- £50-£180
Standard rate booking deadline is Saturday 5th September- £50-£260

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UK Nuclear Academics Meeting 2020


Afternoon 1 - Tuesday 8 September 2020

Timings and afternoon sessions to be confirmed shortly.

Afternoon 2 - Wednesday 9 September 2020

Timings and afternoon sessions to be confirmed shortly.


Registration is via the University of Cambridge website:

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Guest Lecture: An Introduction to Nuclear Safety Cases

Key Details

Date: 12th February

Time: 1 - 2pm

Location: Berry Lecture Theatre, HH Wills Physics Laboratory

This lecture forms part of the MSc Nuclear Science and Engineering and is open to all.

Lecture Details

What is a nuclear safety case? Why do we need to write safety cases? How do you write a safety case?

This lecture will give a brief introduction into what a nuclear safety case is and the historical context of why the nuclear industry produces them. It will also provide an overview of the regulatory requirements.

The presentation will focus on how to write a nuclear safety case. Covering the key principles of nuclear safety, ALARP (As Low as Reasonably Practicable), how to structure a safety case and how you check a safety case to make sure it is correct. The presentation will include worked examples of safety cases.

Producing a safety case requires more than just a clearly written document summarising the evidence to support a safety justification. The presentation will also consider the wider picture of the effort which goes into putting the safety case together from start to finish. 


Kate Martin - Kate is a University of Bristol Alumna and is a Mechanical Engineer at Atkins

You can read Kate's testimonial of her time at Bristol here: https://www.bristol.ac.uk/engineering/profiles/alumni-profiles/kate-martin.html

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