15. May 2014

swissnuclear Day of Research 2014

swissnuclear Day of Research 2014

The third “swissnuclear Day of Research” was staged at the visitors’ centre of the Leibstadt nuclear power plant on 7 May 2014. About 60 researchers and interested representatives of Swiss nuclear power stations took part in the event. The general feedback was very positive. It shows how valuable it is for everyone involved to cultivate and care for the crucial interface between research and industry.

Stephan Döhler, vice-president of swissnuclear, opened the event. His words of welcome were followed by seven exciting project presentations selected from a broad spectrum of subject areas. There were lectures on everything from neutronics to societal issues on the acceptance of nuclear power after Fukushima (see link to the programme). Andreas Pfeiffer, manager of the Leibstadt nuclear power plant, also spoke as host to those assembled, reporting on the latest research and development activities at KKL, the nuclear power station in Leibstadt. Following the presentations, time was set aside for a discussion and a lively one ensued.

The poster session was a new item on the programme. It gave the up-and-coming researchers, in particular, the opportunity to present their research projects and to talk with the power station employees.