Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Nuclear instrumentation expert to speak Sept. 11 at CAES

Jean-Francois Villard
Jean-Francois Villard of CEA Cadarache's Nuclear Energy Division will be the featured speaker at a dinner Sept. 11, the focus of which will be instrumentation development for the future Jules Horowitz Reactor.

The CEA Cadarache facility is a scientific research centre in the south of France that specializes in nuclear energy research. Since 2010, Villard has been in charge of instrumentation, sensors and dosimetry, leading the development of measurement systems for research reactors

The dinner meeting will be at the CAES Gallery, 995 University Blvd. beginning with a social hours at 6:30 p.m., with beer and wine available for purchase. The dinner and program, catered by 3's Company, will begin at 7 p.m. Cost is $20 per person and $10 for full-time students. 

The meeting is sponsored by the Idaho National Laboratory Instrumentation, Control and Intelligent Systems Distinctive Signature Program in conjunction with the Advanced Test Reactor National Scientific User Facility, Idaho Section of the American Nuclear Society, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

To attend the dinner and program, send your reservation to IdahoSectionANS@yahoo.com or call 526-7785 by noon on Thursday, Sept. 6.