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3.1. CRINES Director Sekimoto Invited Speaker on CANDLE Burn-up at QEDSP2006 (Ukraine)

CRINES Director Prof. H. Sekimoto was invited to the International Conference on Quantum Electrodynamics and Statistical Physics (QEDSP2006), held on September 19-23, 2006, at the National Science Center, Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology (NSC KIPT) in Kharkov, Ukraine. Prof. Sekimoto’s topic was “CANDLE Burn-up in a Fast Reactor Core and Relating Nolinear Prblems”. Dr. Lev D. Landau was the director of the NSC KIPT, which was one of the most important physics laboratories in the former Soviet Union. Most of the presentations in the conference were on topics in advanced physics. While this type of conference may not appear to be an ideal venue to discuss CANDLE burn-up, the audience was convinced by the title of his lecture, which contained the words “burning wave”. Several research institutes around the world are studying CANDLE burn-up.

The conference included an excursion to Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, in response to Prof. Sekimoto’s urgent request. He joined the excursion and measured the still significant levels of remaining radioactivity at Chernobyl. He also observed the local flora.

Prof. Sekimoto taking dosimetry measurements near Chernobyl Reactor #4