Belgian Nuclear Society

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

At the end of this year, France will be hosting and presiding the 21st session of the Conference of the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11). Within this upcoming crucial conference, a new international agreement, applicable to all countries, needs to be achieved, with the aim of keeping the global warming below 2°C.

Climate change is thus a hot topic and energy politics is a key element in this frame. The choices made now can impact this generation and future ones on many different levels.

The scientific community must support every technology which limits the carbon footprint and allows energy efficiency for a sustainable energy future available to everyone. It is therefore important for a scientific society such as the BNS to play a role in the debate around energy, as nuclear energy remains a key player all over the world and can in our opinion provide safe, clean and reliable energy.

The BNS is delighted to have one of the most recognized expert in the field of climate change. Prof. Em. André Berger will enlighten us on this topic during an Evening Lecture.

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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.