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Scientific news, 2nd semester 2010



Scientific collaboration
The IRSN signs two new framework agreements with universities



Two framework agreements were signed in September 2010, confirming collaborations between the IRSN and two universities; the Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC- Paris 6) and the University of Caen Basse-Normandie (UCBN).


For more information on these collaborations


A Best Poster Award for François-Xavier Ouf



François-Xavier Ouf, a research engineer at the Aerosol Physics and Metrology Laboratory (LPMA) won the best poster award at the International Aerosols Conference (IAC 2010) held in Helsinki between the 29th August and the 3rd September 2010.


For more information on the award given to F.X. Ouf
Computer codes
ISIS: Version 2.0.0 is now available

15/10/2010Code de calcul ISIS version 2


Version 2 of the ISIS computer code software for the computer simulation of fires in nuclear installations has been available since January 2010. The code was developed by the IRSN Laboratory for the Study of Fire and the Development of Simulation and Uncertainty Methods and is available for download here.

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For more information, contact Céline Lapuerta or Sylvain Suard

Training through research
A Science Day to launch the IRSN Dissertation Days (21-24 September 2010)



The Dissertation Days 2010, a seminar dedicated to the work of IRSN PhDjournée scientifique - journées thèses 2010 students and post-docs, will take place in Arles from the 21st to the 24th September 2010. In a new departure this year, the first day will be a Science Day focusing on ‘Research into Risk Assessment’.
A showcase for university research and knowledge extending beyond the nuclear field, this event will be an opportunity to exchange ideas with delegates from universities and IRSN partners.
The following three days will be organised into a series of sessions during which the PhD students and some post-docs from the Institute will present their work. These sessions will be introduced by keynote presentations setting the scene with the challenges facing researchers in the fields of safety, and the radiological protection of humans and the environment.


For more information on these Dissertation Days
Research assessment
AERES assesses research at the IRSN



AERES carried out an assessment of all the IRSN research laboratories between the 21st June and the 6th July 2010.
The laboratories were divided into four separate units: Health, Environment, Reactor safety, and Neutronics and Containment. Each of these units was assessed over two days at Fontenay-aux-Roses, Cadarache (two units), and Saclay.
AERES plans to inspect the IRSN, as an establishment in its own right, during the final quarter of 2010.