Belgian Nuclear Society

Dear BNS Members, BNS-YG Members, Dear Visitors,

Exceptionally, this editorial does not introduce an Evening Lecture…With the summer holidays, it is rather time to think about your “evening lectures”, being it under the starry sky of an exotic country or during a rainy night in Belgium. Time to disconnect somewhat from work and reconnect with lost friends, time to enjoy sunny days. Time to stop thinking about “nuclear”? Well, maybe not entirely. Indeed, why spending so many efforts during the year for an increased safety, for our safety, if to forget these principles in our daily-life for exposure to (solar) radiation, contamination or ingestion. If one keeps connected with Belgium, this summer will not, most likely escape to some debate on nuclear energy, whether it is in the newspapers, on TV, Twitter or with friends. Keep an open mind for other’s viewpoints, and bring them back into your professional life and support the upcoming Evening Lectures. Leaving you on these thoughts, I wish you a nice summer and thank you for your continued support in the BNS!

Kevin Govers

BNS-YG Chairman 2016

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Roger Schène, Chairman of the Belgian Nuclear Society

The Fukushima accident and its multiple consequences created a significant and renewed interest among the population to better understand nuclear sciences and applications, their associated risks and their potential future developments. Our mission at the BNS is to try to give you access to a set of information as complete and as diversified as possible about various aspects of peaceful applications of Nuclear Energy.

We are willing to provide detailed relevant scientific information for nuclear specialists from Belgium industries, universities and research centers but also to the public including schools, teachers, researchers which have their own question marks about nuclear applications and nuclear sciences in general. As you know, nuclear sciences are very broad and include already many applications as well as many ongoing developments full of hope for many medical domains. Nuclear sciences include obviously but are not limited to design, construction and operation of nuclear plants.

The Belgian Nuclear Society has an important role to play today: from expressing thoughts to writing papers and organizing lectures and conferences. Our monthly Evening Lectures contribute to create a dialogue between experts and the public. This allows for having a direct contact with some of our best nuclear Belgian experts and raising the questions you might have. You will find more information on the upcoming Evening Lectures in the Activities section of our website.

Thank you for your visit and do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions related to nuclear sciences.