Annual General Meeting of KTG and the German Atomic
Forum takes place in Hamburg.
Every May since 1980, the Annual General Meeting on Nuclear Technology
(Jahrestagung Kerntechniek) has been organized by the Kerntechnische
Gesellschaft e.V. (KTG) and the Deutsches Atomforum e.V. (DAtF).
Each AGM has taken place at a different city in Germany.
This year’s meeting, which was held from May 27 to 29,
in Hamburg, was attended by nearly 1400 participants from 23
countries. They included politicians and representatives from
industry, science, and the research community.
In his welcome address, the president of the Deutsches
Atomforum, Dr. Walter Hohlefelder, underlined that the special
approach adopted by Germany with regards to nuclear energy will
lead to an impasse that will hold up the progress of German energy
Herlind Gundelach, president of the Office for Science and Research
of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, and Joost de Jager,
Secretary of State for Science at the Ministry of Science, Economy,
and Transport (Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel) gave opening addresses
on behalf of the host city.
Presentations were then made by Ulrich Gräber,
AREVA NP GmbH, Erlangen; Dr. Hans-Josef Zimmer, EnBW Energie,
AG, Karlsruhe; Fang Chun Fa, Daya Bay Nuclear Power Operations and Management Co. Ltd., Shenzhen,
PR China; Osamu Maekawa, Power Systems Company, Toshiba Corporation,
Japan; Dennis R. Spurgeon, Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy,
Department of Energy, Washington D.C., USA and Guido Rettig,
TÜV Nord e.V. and VdTÜV, Hanover.
The traditional guest lecture was given by Professor
Dr. Albrecht Wagner of Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron DESY,
Hamburg. The subject of his speech was The European X-Ray Laser
The plenary session concluded with a word on behalf of the KTG
chapter of the Young Generation Nuclear from Cora Fischer, and
by a closing speech from KTG Chairman, Dr. Peter Fritz.
This year, within the framework of the Jahrestagung Kerntechnik,
another nuclear energy campus was organized for young nuclear
researchers. Six “technical expert sessions” were
also organised by the KTG Expert Groups. Furthermore, a total
of 49 companies had stands at the accompanying exhibition.
After the meeting a concert was given by Camerata
All the presentations given at the Jahrestagung
Kerntechnik will be published in the Forum's magazine, ATW. In
all presentations can be downloaded from the following web address: www.kernenergie.de/r2/en.
The 2009 Annual General Meeting on Nuclear
Technology will take place in Dresden, from May 12-14.
Joachim U. Knebel – KTG