Belgian Nuclear Society

Dear BNS Member, Dear Visitor,

Within its mission, the Belgian Nuclear Society (BNS) has a successful history of organizing multiple events providing an up-to-date overview of the large variety of peaceful applications of nuclear engineering.

Programme for the current year:

BNS started the year with a lecture on the “European Human Resources Observatory for Nuclear” providing an acute vision on the needs of resources for the coming years to cope with the demands of the nuclear sector. The Scientific Contest 2016 was a top level edition which saw Peter Zsabka winning the oral session on thorium fuel wet production root and Marlies Gijs winning the poster session with an optimized method for preparing Gallium-68-labelled NOTA-oligonucleotides.

In April, Prof. Em. André Berger enlighten us on the Climate Change, demonstrating that the nuclear energy is a relevant part of the solution to moderate the global warming. In May, Jean van Vyve gave us an impressive lecture on the robustness of the safety demonstration justifying the safe operation of the Tihange 2 and Doel 3 NPPs.

Other exciting events and technical visits will include a special event related to the restart of the BR2 after its refurbishment and the YG visit of the PAKS Nuclear Power Plant in Hungary this year.

We sincerely hope to meet you on the occasion of one of our activities!

Why wouldn’t you also join the BNS?

Please find some good reasons on our membership page. We will be glad to meet you and to listen to any suggestion to promote the advancement of nuclear science and engineering.

Sammy Shihab
Chairman of the Belgian Nuclear Society

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Hans Vanmarcke becomes chair of UNSCEAR

The Belgian Nuclear Society is particularly proud to announce that our honorable member Prof. Dr. Hans Vanmarcke was chosen to chair the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) starting the 1st of January 2017.

Prof. Dr. Vanmarcke served as President of the Belgian Society for Radiation Protection from 1999 to 2000 and is an expert of the Belgian Superior Health Council and a member of the Scientific Council of the Belgian Federal Agency of Nuclear Control (FANC).

In June 2014, he gave an evening lecture at the BNS on “UNSCEAR’s 2013 Report on Levels and Effects due to the Fukushima Accident”.

We wish him all the success in this new challenging mission.