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Dates and Location
Plutonium Futures—The Science 2010 will be held Sept. 19-23 at the Keystone Event and Conference Center in Keystone, Colorado. It will be the sixth conference in the series, which was initiated by Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories in 1997. The 2010 conference is co-sponsored by Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories and the American Nuclear Society (ANS).

Plutonium Futures conferences provide an international forum for the discussion of current research on the physical and chemical properties of plutonium and other actinide elements. By bringing people of diverse disciplines together, the conference aims to enhance the dialogue among scientists and engineers on the fundamental properties of plutonium and their technological consequences.

This year’s conference will include discussions of

  • condensed-matter physics
  • materials science
  • surface, interfaces, colloids, and corrosion
  • plutonium and actinide chemistry
  • fuel-cycle issues
  • detection and speciation analysis.

A panel discussion will focus on security issues of nuclear energy expansion.
A special tutorial session will be held on the opening Sunday afternoon.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes will be the guest speaker at the banquet

The format of Plutonium Futures – The Science 2010 will be similar to that of previous conferences, and will consist of both oral and poster presentations. The Conference will consist of:

  • approximately 80 oral presentations
  • three poster sessions
  • a round table discussion
  • tutorials

A book of summaries and scientific program listing will be published as an ANS Transactions and will be available at the Conference.

The official language of the conference is English. No translation service will be provided.

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