Nuclear Science Contest 2021
To reward young people that entered the fascinating world of nuclear science, the BNS – with the help of its Young Generation, the Belgian Nuclear Research Center SCK CEN and the Belgian Agency for Radioactive Waste and Enriched Fissile Materials ONDRAF/NIRAS – organizes since 2004 a yearly contest for outstanding works related to nuclear applications in the broadest sense of the term.
This Nuclear Science Event is open not only for students to present their Master thesis but also to anyone (up to 36 years old included) who published a paper related to nuclear, whether it is at school, university or within a company.
This year the event includes two contests:
- BNS-YG Scientific Contest ;
- SCK CEN Best Master Thesis Contest.
The winners of the contests will present their work on a long-awaited physical event on the 24th of March, 2022 at the Tabloo communication center, that will also be open to visitors before and after the event itself.
Program of the event:
See the poster above. During the walking dinner the participants will enjoy a poster session in the entrance hall of Tabloo.
Prizes from the 2020 edition.
BNS-YG Contest for nuclear science and its applications
Bram Van Den Borne (Second place)
Discovery and Characterisation of Long-Lived States in 116,118,120Ag using Collinear Laser Spectroscopy.
Yaana Bruneel (Third place and second prize best poster award)
Cs sorption on glauconite sands: from batch sorption to transport predictions.
Who is willing to participate? Examining public participation intention concerning decommissioning of nuclear power plants in Belgium.
Kernenergie in het tijdperk van klimaatverandering: een moraalwetenschappelijke analyse over het gebruik van kernenergie in de strijd tegen de antropogene klimaatverandering.
BNS-YG Contest for nuclear medicine and biology
Charlotte Segers (First prize)
Intestinal mucositis precedes dysbiosis in a mouse model for pelvic irradiation.
Lorain Geenen (Second place)
Overcoming nephrotoxicity in peptide receptor radionuclide therapy using [Lu-177]Lu-DOTA-TATE for the treatment of neuroendocrine tumours
Pol Laanen (Third place)
Changes in DNA Methylation in Arabidopsis thaliana Plants Exposed Over Multiple Generations to Gamma Radiation.
Kevin Tabury (First prize best poster award)
What can biofabrication do for space and what can space do for biofabrication?
Unloading‑Induced Cortical Bone Loss is Exacerbated by Low‑Dose Irradiation During a Simulated Deep Space Exploration Mission.
The salivary glands as a dose limiting organ of PSMA- targeted radionuclide therapy: A review of the lessons learnt so far.
SCK CEN Best Master Thesis Contest
Van Rompay Cinthia (First prize)
Investigation of the potential interplay of spaceflight conditions on the skin
Rosso Judy (Second prize)
Politecnico di Torino
In-containment aerosol source team behaviour – Analysis in support of MYRRHA safety assessment
Synthesis of DFO*-pPh-NCS: towards a bifunctional ligand for targeted radionuclide therapy
Phytoremediation of contaminated water: how do radionuclides and heavy metals affect each other’s removal by Lemna minor?
Extraction behavior of radiolytic degradation compounds of methylated tetradecyl diglycolamide (mTDDGA)
Separation of americium from highly active raffinates by the AmSel process and an innovative variant based on the ionic liquid Aliquat-336 nitrate
Spaceflight induced cardiovascular diseases: lessons learned from space simulation models
Validation of ALEPH2 burn-up code using benchmarks from SFCOMPO
Aerosol formation from liquid impingement in liquid metal cooled nuclear reactors systems
Global sensitivity and uncertainty analysis applied to the neutronics study of CEFR