First Announcement of IYNC 2008

IYNC 2008

The International Youth Nuclear Congress (IYNC) 2008 will be held in Interlaken, Switzerland, from 20-26 of September 2008. There have already been four successful IYNC conferences held around the globe - with delegates convening in Slovakia (2000), South Korea (2002), Canada (2004) and Sweden/Finland (2006). The recent congress in Stockholm attracted over 350 professionals from 48 countries!

In 2008, the biannual congress will take place in the stylish Kursaal Conference Center of Interlaken, which was built in the middle of the 19th Century. Surrounded by an attractive park and equipped with modern infrastructure this location is a leading congress venue in Switzerland. Interlaken, a beautiful Swiss small town with an international flair, is situated in the centre of Switzerland, between the Lakes of Thun and Brienz and at the foot of the famous peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

the famous peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

The town itself enjoys a central location. Railways and highways connect Interlaken with the airports of Zurich (177 km), Geneva (230 km), Basel (138 km) and Berne (57 km), and also with the most important cities of Switzerland and foreign countries.

The conference programme for IYNC 2008 centres around four technical thematic sessions - Nuclear Science & Technology, Nuclear Waste & Decommissioning, Non-Power Applications and Nuclear Politics & Economics. In addition to the technical programme an extra thematic session to discuss the young generation and IYNC activities is foreseen.
Contributions to IYNC 2008 will be either as oral presentations or poster sessions. All accepted papers presented will be published in the IYNC 2008 conference proceedings.

The technical programme will include visits to nuclear research facilities, Swiss nuclear power plants, facilities for nuclear waste disposal and the Grimsel test site for the final disposal of radioactive waste.

The executive committee is looking forward to welcoming you to IYNC 2008. See you in Interlaken!

Dr. Marco Streit
General Co-Chair & Local General Chair IYNC 2008
Bahnhofquai 12,
CH-4601 Olten

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