International Centre for Theoretical Physics ICTP

Starts 6 Nov 2017
Ends 17 Nov 2017
Central European Time
Giambiagi Lecture Hall (AGH)
Strada Costiera, 11 I – 34151 Trieste (Italy)
Comprehensive course on understanding the physics and technology of water cooled reactors, with theoretical and hands on training. A unique course based on intuitive blended learning & flipped classroom approach. Operate a nuclear power plant from your laptop: Listen – Learn – Simulate.

The purpose of the course is to provide students, professors, engineers and other educators involved in teaching topics in nuclear energy with advanced computer simulation tools to help demonstrate various aspects related to reactor physics as well as operational response characteristics and safety systems associated with various types of WCRs. Recommended for nuclear newcomer nations that are in the process of developing their nuclear education and learning centres to support the needs of both the industry and the regulator.

Course attendees will receive complete collection of IAEA simulators and associated material. Through the use of the simulators, participants will be able to understand the behaviour and response of NPP to normal operation and abnormal conditions. Conducted by a group of highly experienced professionals, a must attend training course for deep understanding of the nuclear power plant system engineering.


  • Reactor physics and core design
  • Thermal hydraulics and plant design
  • Nuclear reactivity control, thermodynamics
  • Reactor stability and control in steady state and in dynamic situations
  • Technology design and safety system design
  • Simulators familiarization – PWR, BWR, VVER, CANDU, SMR (iPWR)
  • Plant overview and detailed system description
  • Plant dynamics and safety
  • Normal operations and transient recovery
  • Operations during accidents and malfunctions

Tentative list of SPEAKERS:

1.  Mr Chirayu BATRA (IAEA)
2.  Mr Glenn HARVEL (University of Ontario, Canada)
3.  Mr Jose Carlos LIMON (Tecnatom S.A.)
4.  Mr Kyong Doo, KIM (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute)
6.  Mr Wayne MARQUINO (GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy)
Starts 6 Nov 2017
Ends 10 Nov 2017
Central European Time
Kastler Lecture Hall (AGH)
Strada Costiera, 11 I – 34151 Trieste (Italy)

The Workshop on Fundamentals of Vitrification and Vitreous Materials for Nuclear Waste Immobilisation is jointly organized by The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).


The Workshop is devoted to advances in understanding fundamentals of vitrification and utilization of vitreous materials in nuclear applications focusing on topics related to immobilization of nuclear wastes.


The workshop will bring together researchers from the area of materials science with a focus on vitreous materials for nuclear energy and will promote scientific exchange among material science experts. It will assist experts from nuclear energy research, materials science and vitrification to better understand and appreciate the wide range and full potential of glass science and technology tools and methods devoted to vitrification and properties of vitreous materials.

The main topics of the Workshop are:

  • Fundamentals of vitrification and structural changes at glass transition;
  • Stability of glassy state and durability of vitreous materials;
  • Viscous flow in vitreous materials and the viscosity of glasses and melts;
  • Nuclear waste vitrification and properties of vitreous wasteforms;
  • Self-heating and self-irradiation effects in glasses containing radioactive waste;
  • Theoretical methods to investigate and simulate glasses and melts at glass transition;
  • Uses of computer codes for study of microstructure, ageing and corrosion of glasses.