Belgian Nuclear Society

Dear BNS Member, Dear Visitor,


Due to the current circumstances around the COVID-19 pandemic, our next event on Thorium (foreseen on 27th March) had to be cancelled.

We will try to rebook it for one of the following months. We do not yet know what will happen for the next events (till now programmed on April 30).

We will keep you informed via this website, but we will have to follow the instructions of the authorities of this country.

We apologize for this disagreement, but we agree with our authorities to improve our fight against the spread of this aggressive virus.

We will be back as soon as the situation allows. You can stay posted by consulting our website, or waiting for our next email.

In the meantime, we wish you all the best, and to stay healthy !

Vincent Massaut & Nicolas Castin

Chairman                           Secretary

The Belgian Nuclear Society is a “learned society” (société savante) for the exchange and enhancement of science and know-how of its members. It was founded in 1970 as the local section of the ANS uniting students, post-docs and nuclear professionals. The BNS promotes the advancement of science and engineering related to peaceful applications of nuclear energy.

Since many years, and following its mission the BNS is organizing multiple events providing an up-to-date overview of the large variety of applications of nuclear engineering.

This year will see our Young Generation organizing the European Nuclear Young Generation Forum (ENYGF) general conference in Ghent next June; with a central theme around the applications of radioactivity and nuclear technology in medicine. Please have a look at our BNS-YG page and surely to the ENYGF 2019  announcement webpage (aussi via le lien ENYGF2019). Do not hesitate to become a sponsor of this very important event in Belgium.

Moreover, this year we will have several Evening Lectures (EVL) on various topics going from the vision on nuclear safety to the new installations and large projects in the Benelux. We will also have the famous “BNS Scientific Contest” which will be organized in November in collaboration with the Nuclear Research Center SCK•CEN who will attribute at the same time his Best Memory Award.

We want also to present you the current executive committee of the BNS. And we will make an effort to have a ‘trombinoscope’ (i.e. names with photograph) of all our committee members on our website so that you can contact them more easily during our organized events.

We sincerely hope to meet you on the occasion of one of our activities! Please keep an eye on our website for future announcements.

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.

Vincent Massaut

Chairman of the Belgian Nuclear Society

Special thanks to our corporate members