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Thank You for attending NuFor 2019

Nuclear Forensics directly supports national nuclear security and is reliant upon access to expertise from right across the nuclear industry, academia and beyond. Many people from a diverse range of disciplines have experience and knowledge that could be invaluable to Nuclear Forensics, which by sharing will help support this exciting and important scientific field.

The objectives for NuFor were:

  • Showcase research and new advances across academia and industry
  • Discuss the technical challenges in the field
  • Demonstrate the applications of fundamental science in Nuclear Forensics
  • Enhance the UK skill base and career pathways in Nuclear Forensics
  • Provide a networking opportunity for technical specialists across different disciplines

Over 80 people attended the inaugural NuFor conference at the University of Bristol in July, with two days of networking, technical talks and keynotes delivered by prominent expert speakers from the IAEA, Metropolitan Police, US DOE, UK MOD and AWE.

David Smith, Nuclear Security Coordinator (Forensics) at the International Atomic Energy Agency and a NuFor 2019 Keynote speaker, remarked following the conference that “…NuFor is now recognized by all who participated as such a strong addition to the technical exchange within international nuclear forensics calendar going forward… and we all are in a most enviable position with NuFor. It was just fabulous to listen, learn and interact with the extraordinary young researchers and their new ideas in nuclear forensics.”

Other feedback from participants has been equally kind, and the NuFor Organising Committee would like to thank delegates, session chairs, trade exhibitors, the University of Bristol and South West Nuclear Hub, as well as the Institute of Physics for all participating in making NuFor 2019 such a success.

We look forward to seeing you at NuFor 2020, being hosted at the Institute of Physics, London, on 13 – 15 October 2020

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The NuFor 2019 Poster Prize was awarded to Ankur Chaudhuri of Canadian National Laboratories (CNL) for ‘A Compact Laser Ion Source for In Situ Mass Spectrometry for Rapid Detection of Nuclear Materials in Environmental Samples’.

Key dates

Abstract submission deadline {extension}:

24 May 2019

Early registration deadline {extension}:

7 June 2019

Registration deadline:

28 June 2019

Poster submission deadline:

28 June 2019