University Conferences

November 21, 2019

International Science and Technology Conference of Young Scientists and Specialists “Problems of Modern Nuclear Energy”: Summing-Up

On November 13-15, 2019, Karazin University was holding the XV International Science and Technology Conference of Young Scientists and Specialists “Problems of Modern Nuclear Energy”.

The conference was organized by the Ukrainian Nuclear Society, in particular by its youth section; the National Scientific Center “Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology”, and Karazin University School of Physics and Technology.

The University President, Vil Bakirov, opened the conference. He welcomed the participants and reminded them of the history of cooperation between the University and the Ukrainian Nuclear Society and the importance of the conference topic for this country.

The speakers of the event were Director of the Institute of Solid-State Physics, Materials Science and Technology of the National Scientific Center “Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology”, Viktor Voievodin and Vice-President Mykola Azarienkov, heads of the Ukrainian Nuclear Society: President of the public organization, Hryhorii Muliar; Executive Secretary, Danylo Lavrenov; Head of the youth section, Oleksandr Khomych.

The guest of honor was British physicist, President of the European Nuclear Society, Alastair C. Laird. He described the organization, structure, leadership, and main areas of work of the European Nuclear Society (ENS), which brings together 12,000 nuclear professionals from 22 countries in Europe and Israel. In addition to the nuclear companies of individual countries, the corporate members of the ENS are 27 leading European manufacturing companies whose activities are related to nuclear physics and nuclear energy.

The conference was attended by more than 80 people: nuclear industry experts, undergraduate and postgraduate students representing all nuclear power plants of Ukraine, leading state, industrial, scientific institutions and universities working in nuclear energy and training specialists for nuclear industry.

Among international participants of the conference were Director of R. Agladze Institute of Inorganic Chemistry and Electrochemistry of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Georgia), Grigol Tatishvili, the student of Odesa National Polytechnic University Zhou Xiaolong (China).

The conference continued its work in two sections. The first section included reports on public relations work in nuclear industry, the development of Ukraine’s nuclear energy complex, and radiation materials science. In the second section, those present discussed the issues of improving safety and efficiency of NPP operation, extending the life of the currently operating units, managing the aging of equipment, radiation and environmental safety in the management of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste.