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Research at the IRSN

The mission of the IRSN in terms of research is not simply the acquisition of new scientific knowledge, but also the development of technical risk management tools and a contribution to the development of the expertise available within the Institute.

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05/10/2017

The 14th issue of Aktis, IRSN’s scientific newsletter, is available

​The fourteenth English-language issue of Aktis, the quarterly newsletter on IRSN’s research, is available on a HTML and PDF package.

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02/10/2017

Nuclear accident and human and social sciences: First conference for the AGORAS project

​How is an institutional balance established and how does it change between the various players involved in preventing nuclear accidents and in managing one should it occur? The AGORAS project sets outs to answer this very question, and the first conference will be organized by the IRSN for Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Cité Universitaire in Paris.

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27/09/2017

Doctoral student at the IRSN receives Best Paper Award at ICONE 25

​Salima Kaissoun, a doctoral student at the Research and Modeling Laboratory for Airborne Dispersion and Containment (LEMAC) at the IRSN received a Best Paper Award during the ICONE 25 conference (International Conference on Nuclear Engineering) held in Shanghai from July 2-6, 2017.

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01/09/2017

ICRER 2017 launch

​The 4th International Conference on Radioecology and Environmental Radioactivity (ICRER) starts this Sunday 3 September and runs to 8 September in Berlin (Germany).

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02/07/2017

An ex-IRSN PhD student awarded the CCR Cat Nat 2017 prize

​Elif Oral won the CCR Cat Nat 2017 award for her thesis on "Multi-dimensional modelling of seismic wave propagation in linear and non-linear media”.

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01/07/2017

Best Poster Award for LNC researcher

​Alexis Jinaphanh, a researcher at the IRSN’s Criticality Research and Neutronics Development Laboratory (LNC) has received the Best Poster Award at ANS M&C 2017 (International Conference on Mathematics & Computational Methods Applied to Nuclear Science & Engineering).

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20/06/2017

Launch meeting for the PRISME 3 program

​The experimental program PRISME3 performed by the IRSN under the aegis of the OECD is to study the effects of fire in rooms in a nuclear installation equipped with an industrial ventilation network.

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Our publishing

  • SARNET 2 final report

    SARNET - european network of excellence on core meltdown accidents - phase 2 final report is now on line.

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Focus on...

  • The PERSEE facility

    ​PERSÉE (French acronym for Experimental platform for research for radioactive effluents purification) is a test bench designed specifically for studying and improving gaseous effluent purification systems ubiquitous in nuclear facilities.

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