VSI/e theme evening: Nuclear technology

Friday 1 March, 18:00–22:30
Target group: All japies
Participant contribution: €1.00
Mandatory payment before subscriptions close: yes

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On Friday March 1st we will kick-off the annual theme evening with a poké bowl dinner (from IWok&Go). Followed by the actual lectures, which are this year again organized together the alumni association of physics VENI. This year we will dive into the topic of nuclear technology in the broad sense: from isotopic labelling to how to build a nuclear reactor to how to manage waste.

Hopefully you are as energetic about this topic as we are and hope to see you there!

Creating hope for cancer patients: making 225Ac accessible | Sven van den Berghe (Pantera)

Our core belief is that these powerful medical tools deserve a central role in oncology for their potential to treat cancers effectively while preserving patient’s quality of life. Our focus is on the radiotheranostics field, which facilitates patient-tailored optimization of treatment by tracking the distribution of therapeutic agents in the body. This cutting-edge approach minimizes patient side-effects while enhancing treatment efficacy. 

PALLAS: Nuclear New Build in the Netherlands | Stijn Franssen–Rijsingen (PALLAS/NRG)

For the first time since 1973 a new reactor is being built in the Netherlands. The PALLAS reactor in Petten will replace the High Flux Reactor (HFR) that has been operational for the past fifty years. The HFR was originally designed as a research reactor, and only later modified to allow for the production of larger quantities of (medical) isotopes for which Petten is known today. The PALLAS reactor has been designed to meet the growing demand for medical isotopes in the market. This presentation go into the design of PALLAS, the current state of its construction and the envisaged usage.

Geological disposal of radioactive waste | Erika Neeft (COVRA)

Some types of radioactive waste remain hazardous for thousands of years. Disposal of the waste in stable geological formations is the solution for this long-lived waste according to the current state of technology and science. This is done by placing packages with radioactive waste in an underground facility, hundreds of meters below the land surface. After closure of a facility, isolation of the waste and containment of the radionuclides are achieved by a disposal system consisting of engineered barriers, the geological formation and surrounding rock formations.

  • Location: F.O.R.T.
  • Minimum participants: 5
  • Maximum participants: 50
  • Subscription deadline: Tuesday 27 February, 14:00