9月17日物理论坛《Thorium-Based Systems – A new direction for nuclear waste elimination and energy production》

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报告题目:《Thorium-Based Systems – A new direction for  nuclear waste elimination and energy production》


报 告 人:Prof.Maurice Bourquin


报告时间:2018年9月17日(周一)16:00


报告地点:东区水上报告厅


主办单位:物理学院


报告摘要:We live in a world where the demand for energy is increasing and where the use of fossil fuels (coal, gas, oil) is threatening the environment. While nuclear power plants produce no CO2 and no atmospheric pollutants, the issue of the long-standing problem of management of the long-lived nuclear waste is not solved. I will show how Accelerator Driven Systems, using thorium instead of uranium as fuel, represent a feasible solution and are being developed in several parts of the world. The impact of the research in these innovative systems is expected to be very high: spanning from the elimin ation of the military-grade plutonium, to the transmutation of accumulated nuclear waste, up to the deployment of a safer energy source.


报告人简介:Maurice Bourquin has obtained a doctorate in physics at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and conducted experimental research in particle physics at several high-energy accelerator laboratories, such as CERN, DESY,BNL and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.Professor of physics and resident of the University of Geneva, he has contributed to the institutional rapprochement between Swiss universities, the implementation of the Bologna Declaration and the foundation of the League of European Research Universities. He has served in the Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation and in several scientific committees. He has been Swiss delegate to the CERN Council and has served as President of CERN Council. He has turned his scientific interests towards the detection of particles from space with the AMS project on the International Space Station and has contributed to several organizations responsible for astroparticle physics coordination. He presently represents Switzerland in the Astroparticle Physics International Forum (APIF).As Professor emeritus, he has initiated applications of accelerator-based methods for medical applications and reduction of radioactive waste from nuclear power stations with a private company and with the international Thorium Energy Committee (iThEC).