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.