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Institute Conferences

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Plutonium Futures – The Science Conference

This biennial conference series was initiated by Los Alamos in 1997 to enhance the international dialogue among scientists on the fundamental properties of plutonium and its technological consequences.

The Seaborg Institute has maintained the primary custodianship for the technical content of the conference, and since 2008 has alternated between locations in the US and Europe.

In the US, Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore national labs collaborate with the American Nuclear Society (ANS) to organize the conference, and the European conferences are organized by a consortium of the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) in the United Kingdom, Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA) in France, and the European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU).

Los Alamos was the primary host for the 2018 conference in San Diego, California.

Other Conferences and Outreach

The Seaborg Institute sponsors and coordinates additional one-time conferences, such as Actinides 2017 and Migration 2017. It also contributes to Euroconferences on synchrotron radiation, Gordon Research Conferences, and the American Chemical Society (ACS), American Physical Society (APS), American Statistical Society (AS), Materials Research Society (MRS), and American Nuclear Society (ANS) symposia.


Contact us

Professional Staff Assistant
Susan Ramsay
(505) 665-0858

Director (Acting)
Franz Freibert
(505) 667-6879

Deputy Director (Acting)
Ping Yang
(505) 667-5620