Issue No. 38 Autumn
(November 2012)


ENS News

Word from the President

ENS conducts a survey on the Mobility of Nuclear Professionals

ENS Events

ENC 2012

ENC 2012 Careers

Pime 2013

ETRAP 2013

RRFM 2013

Member Societies

GammaTRACER/ShortLINK system for decommissioning of the Italian Garigliano nuclear plant

50th Anniversary of the Belgian Association for Radiological Protection BVS-ABR

SNS seminar successfully enhances basic knowledge of nuclear power

Vietnamese university lecturers attend nuclear training course at Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Bulgarian Nuclear Society Conference

CENEN Summer School of Nuclear Engineering

Bucharest one of three European cities to host ambitious laser research project

Nuclear New Build at Kozloduy


YGN Report

Topfuel 2012: A Young Generation Nuclear Report

TopFuel 2012 – a personal perspective

ENS-YGN at IYNC 2012

SNUS at Summer Music Festival

Corporate Members

Laboratory for Nuclear Calibration recognised as a reference laboratory for ionising radiation metrology

European Institutions

Head of Unit – Site Management and Nuclear Safety (Karlsruhe, Germany)

ENS World News

4th FEM’ENERGIA AWARD: Women of Talent in Nuclear


ENS sponsored conferences

ENS Members

Links to ENS Member Societies

Links to ENS Corporate Members

Editorial staff

ENC 2012

ENC 2012
9 - 12 December 2012 in Manchester, United Kingdom


Pime 2013

PIME 2013
17 - 20 February 2013 in Zurich, Switzerland

ETRAP 2013

ETRAP 2013
12 - 15 March 2013 in Vienna, Austria

RRFM 2013

RRFM 2013
21 - 25 April 2013 in Saint Petersburg, Russia











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, Bulgaria

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.

unique archaeological treasure

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.

Nuclear power for people 2012

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:

  1. 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”

  2. 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”.

  3. 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”

Conference Participants

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.

October, 2012
Sofia, Bulgaria

Ms. Boryana Atanasova, M.Sc.
Bulgarian Nuclear Society
Executive Secretary
Phone: (+359 2) 979 55 83
Cell:-(+359 87) 7 382 384
Fax:-(+359 2) 975 3619


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