History of ND conferences
The International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology is held every three years and is part of a series of conferences previously organized in Harwell (1978), Antwerp (1982), Santa Fe (1985), Mito (1988), Jülich (1991), Gatlinburg (1994), Trieste (1997), Tsukuba (2001), Santa Fe (2004) and Nice (2007).
They originated from several series of application oriented nuclear data meetings in the sixties, such as the Washington/Knoxville series in the USA. IAEA organised in 1966 (in Paris) and 1970 (in Helsinki) similar meetings, and the USSR held the Kiev series starting in 1971.
The 1978 meeting in Harwell was a starting point of a new series with a more formal format regarding location and timing, and it was agreed to hold annual meetings where the location was cycled between Europe, USA and USSR. After the 1979 meeting in Knoxville and the 1980 meeting in Kiev, it was decided to hold biannual meetings followed later on by the transition towards three-year cycles.
The Nuclear Energy Agency has since been coordinating and sponsoring these conferences and designated local organisers so that the meeting location is rotating between Europe, USA and Asia that has been followed since then.
The purpose of these conferences is to bring together scientists and engineers involved in the production or use of nuclear data for various applications.
The next International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology will be held in the Republic of Korea in Spring 2010.
The official web site is: www.nd2010.org