BULGARIAN NUCLEAR SOCIETY
Bulgarian Nuclear Society, in cooperation with European Nuclear Society (ENS), Bulgarian Atomic Forum (BULATOM) and Kozloduy NPP held its annual conference "Nuclear power for people" which took place in Hissar, Bulgaria, 10-13 October, 2012,
Hissar - world-famous spa resort is situated in the centre of Bulgaria, in the Southern slopes of Sredna Gora Mountain, 42 km North of Plovdiv (the second biggest town in the country) and 160 km East of Sofia (the capital of Bulgaria), close to the famous Valley of Roses.
A spa resort from 7000 years with 22 natural and hydromineral sources, with a total exploitation flow of about 2700l/min and a temperature of 37-52C. The resort of Hissar is a little oasis, which combines the healing power of the mineral water, the unique archaeological treasure, the fresh air and calmness. If you visit this fantastic place even once, you will love it forever.
The conference was an anticipated event for specialists in all fields of application of nuclear energy fro the benefit of the people, because it allows for the exchange of ideas and
experiences between specialists in nuclear field, covering a vast range of topics on alternative energy sources, radiation protection, environment protection and others.
During the conference the referendum on Belene NPP and public awareness was discussed.
This large scale scientific event brought together local and international experts within three days and produced interesting scientific papers. Reports and discussions at the conference were focused on the applications of the nuclear science for the public prosperity and the training of specialists for the nuclear industry.
In a separate session the activities CORONA were presented, a project of the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission, which aims to create a center of competence for nuclear reactors technologies and applications.
Bulgaria has an active scientific and applied research capability in the nuclear field and professionals with extensive experience and international recognition.
An important manifestation of the conference was the traditional competition for young authors. The young specialists had the opportunity to present their work and the three bestones received an award:
First award – Vasil Milkov, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Sofia, Bulgaria, “Multisection 2-π detector of thermal neutrons fordiffraction studies on microsamples in axial geometry”
Second award – Severina Ivanova, University Hospital St. Marina, Varna, Bulgaria, “Calculating, and analysis (of the radiation protection and shielding of Nuclear Medicine Center including PET/CT center”.
Third award – Yoto Georgiev, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria, “simulation of the experiment for quench-12 with computer code athlet-cd2.2a”
There was an additional award for Svetlin Philipov, Risk Engineering, Sofia, Bulgaria, “assessment of BORON ACID distribution from reverSed flow at PRISE loca”
There was also a best poster award, for the young author M. Kocheva, INRNE - BAS, Bulgaria for the poster “Test of the new TRANSURANUS version v1m2j11 against Russian experimental data”
The conference was very interesting. A number of issues were also raised from a scientific management point of view. All scientific and technological papers from BgNS conference will be published in the “BgNS Transactions” - a science and technology journal.
Bulgarian Nuclear Society expresses its concern for preserving and ensuring the necessary human resources for nuclear energy today and in the future.
Ms. Boryana Atanasova, M.Sc.
Bulgarian Nuclear Society
Phone: (+359 2) 979 55 83
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