Dear Colleagues and Friends,
I have great pleasure in inviting you to participate
to ENC 2005 in Versailles, the latest - but by
no means the last - in a series of ENC events. This conference
will be devoted to the scientific and technical aspects of nuclear
energy that support the most advanced industrial applications,
in what really appears to be the dawn of a new nuclear era.
ENC is “the” European nuclear event
not to be missed. Although it prides itself in being European,
it is not limited to any geographical or political area: energy
is really a planetary topic, and I am sure this conference will
attract experts from all over the world.
There is no need to emphasize the attractiveness
of the venue: Versailles speaks for itself. Being genuinely convinced
that nuclear power and renewables share the same ambition, namely
to supply the Earth with ample energy without endangering its
climate, I find it very fitting that this nuclear Congress be
held under the aegis of the “Sun King” Louis the XIV!
And, indeed, the Palais des Congrès is just a few meters
away from the Versailles Palace. It is 20 to 30 minutes away from
Paris by rail. I am sure many of you will take the time to visit
Paris, enjoy its monuments and get a taste of French cuisine.
Moving from French to International “cuisine”,
our Programme Committee has cooked for you a very comprehensive
and tasty menu, which addresses all the current nuclear issues
and provide much food for thought…
Take part in ENC 2005: your presence and your
contribution will make it a memorable event for the World Nuclear
Bertrand BARRE, Chairman of ENC 2005
President, European Nuclear Society