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Phoenix Project

From Kikuchi to Fastest Path

An International Symposium on Sociotechnical Research on Nuclear Technology

November 7–8, 2024
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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NERS Colloquia

On most Friday afternoons during the winter and fall semesters we host speakers from national labs, industry, and academia.

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High Energy Density Summer School

The course is aimed primarily at graduate students, young scientists, and experienced scientists who are just entering high-energy-density physics.

VIRTUAL: JUNE 3–7, 2024
IN-PERSON: JUNE 17–21, 2024

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Nuclear Science Week

Nuclear Science Week is an international, broadly observed week-long celebration to focus local, regional and international interest on all aspects of nuclear science. NERS was proud to host the event in October 2022.

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Discussions to Inform the Clean Energy Ministerial

Our Fastest Path to Zero Institute hosted a three-part discussion on the equitable design, deployment, and transition to advanced nuclear energy technologies in support of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Nuclear Innovation: Clean Energy Future (NICE Future) initiative’s new RISE3 campaign on researching the impacts on social equity and economic empowerment. The RISE3 campaign will enable discussion on how nuclear energy and flexible electric and non-electric applications can lift economies and quality of life for communities and nations.

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Past Events

Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project Rededication | April 8, 2022

We rededicated the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project and reaffirmed the project’s purpose of advancing the uses of nuclear science and technology for the welfare of the human race. We discussed advanced reactors, modern energy issues, global nuclear commerce, safeguarding nuclear’s future, social engagement and equity, young nuclear leaders, and more. Watch below.

Nuclear Innovation, Decarbonization, and Environmental Justice | September 15, 2021

A conversation that reimagines the technological, institutional, intellectual, and ethical foundations of the nuclear energy sector, and how to root them in equity-centered engineering.

Fastest Path to Zero: Advanced Nuclear | October 27, 2021

It has never been more important to set the world on track to reduce global emissions and mitigate the impact of climate change. That’s why we must use every low- and zero-carbon option at our disposal, including advanced nuclear energy.

Colloquia | February 14, 2020

Marissa Bell, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Geography at SUNY University at Buffalo, talks about the social and political aspects of nuclear waste siting with a focus on consent.