NSSPI Director Dr. William Charlton and students Dr. Braden
Goddard and Julia Eigenbrodt traveled to Bruges, Belgium to
participate in the 35th Annual European Safeguards Research &
Development Association (ESARDA) Symposium from May 27-30.
Each of the students gave a presentation at the symposium. Dr.
Goddard's presentation was titled "Expanding the Capabilities of
Neutron Multiplicity Measurements: Conclusions from a Four Year
Project," and Eigenbrodt gave a presentation titled "Simulations
and Preparation for PNAR Measurements of Fugen Fuel." The
symposium also afforded the participants the opportunity to learn
about cutting-edge research projects, meet with fellow
professionals to discuss current and future research challenges,
and experience the rich culture of Belgium.
ESARDA is an association of European organizations formed to
advance and harmonize research and development in the area of
safeguards. It also provides a forum for the exchange of
information and ideas between nuclear facility operators,
safeguards authorities and persons engaged in research and
development. ESARDA was formed in 1969 with the purpose of
facilitating collaboration in R&D in the field of safeguards
and in the application of such R&D to the safeguarding of
source and special fissile materials.