The Swiss Nuclear Society celebrates 50 years of activities
Swiss Nuclear Society Calendar for 2008
The year 2008 has a special meaning for the
Swiss Nuclear Society (SNS) because it represents the 50th year
anniversary of its foundation
and the 10th year anniversary of the foundation of the Swiss Young
To celebrate the anniversary, the SNS has edited
a thematic calendar containing photos of various Swiss nuclear
(both research facilities and industrial plants). The calendar
provides, in a harmonious collage, an overview of nuclear energy
in Switzerland from its beginnings up to the present day. Furthermore,
the calendar also shows a projection towards the future of nuclear
energy by including photos of research facilities currently used
in Switzerland for the investigation of advanced Generation III
The calendar as been distributed to SNS members and (upon request)
also to non members interested in this unique document. Figure
1 shows a photo taken from the SNS calendar cover.
Figure 1: From the SNS Calendar
Election of a new SNS president
The SNS elected at its General
Assembly, held on April 10 at the Paul Scherrer Institute, Dr.
Nöggerath as its new President, succeeding Dr.
Ingeborg Hagenlocher. Also, Dr. Peter Leister left the Board
were he had been Deputy President.
Figure 2 shows actual and former
members of the SNS Board. From the left: Dr. Ulrich Bielert,
Jan Kocourek, Dr. Ingeborg Hagenlocher
(former President), Martin Spörri, Dr. Johannis Nöggerath
(actual President), Alexandra Homann, Dr. Marco Streit, Dr. Peter
Leister (former Deputy President ), PD Dr. Claude Degueldre,
Dr. Domenico Paladino. Not featured in the photos, but members
the SNS Board, are Dr. Annalisa Manera and Dr. Philipp Hänggi
Figure 2: Actual and Former Members of the SNS Board
Seminar and reception for the 50th year
and 10th year anniversary celebration of SNS and SNS
The General Assembly of the SNS was followed
in the afternoon by a thematic seminar aimed at understanding
the aspects, facts and key people that have contributed to the
development of nuclear energy in Switzerland from the beginning.
The international nature of the nuclear sector has been emphasized
by pointing out analogous activities in other countries in Europe,
as well as in other parts of the world.
The invited speakers to the seminar were:
David R. Bonser
President of the European Nuclear Society
President of the Swiss Nuclear Forum
Former head of KKW- Beznau
Director of the HSK
PSI Director a.i.
Former president of KKW-Gösgen
President the Young Generation of the SNS
Figure 3: Participants at the SNS seminar
The seminar was followed by a reception offered by the SNS Board
to all participants.