2009 Asian Science Camp

August 2-8, 2009
Tsukuba, Ibaraki, JAPAN

 

 

 
last modified: 08/06/2009
Rajagopala Chidambaram : Leader

He is the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Govt. of India and Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Cabinet. Dr. Chidambaram's research interests include neutron crystallography, hydrogen bonding, materials science, high pressure physics, and nuclear technology.
He was also a member of the Commission of Eminent Persons appointed by the Director-General, International Atomic Energy Agency, in 2008 to prepare a report on "The Role of the IAEA to 2020 and Beyond"

Lecture

Title: Nuclear Energy: Energy Security and Climate Change (1.9MB) Lecture 8
Date&Time:   Aug. 6 (Thu) 8:30 -11:00  
Place:   Main Convention Hall  
Abstract:   The Human Development Index of any country correlates strongly with per capita electricity consumption and, for many developing countries, this will necessitate a manifold increase in electricity production. Though fossil fuels will continue to be prominent for several decades, nuclear power – and also renewables, particularly solar power – will become increasingly important options. The threat of global warming requires energy producing systems with low or zero carbon-di-oxide emissions and this is also driving the present nuclear renaissance in the world. The science of nuclear fission and nuclear fusion, the binding energy of nuclei, the design of nuclear reactors of various types including advanced reactors and the closing of the nuclear fuel cycle, accelerator-driven sub-critical reactor systems, safety of nuclear reactors, nuclear waste management, and the scientific challenges in the field of nuclear energy will be touched upon.  

 

Camp
 
Title: Energy Security and Nuclear Energy (2.3MB) Camp 2
Date&Time:   Aug. 4 (Tue) 15:45 -17:00  
Place:   405A  
Abstract:   The Human Development Index of any country correlates strongly with per capita electricity consumption and, for many developing countries, this will necessitate a manifold increase in electricity production. Though fossil fuels will continue to be prominent for several decades, nuclear power – and also renewables, particularly solar power – will become increasingly important options. The threat of global warming requires energy producing systems with low or zero carbon-di-oxide emissions and this is also driving the present nuclear renaissance in the world. The science of nuclear fission and nuclear fusion, the binding energy of nuclei, the design of nuclear reactors of various types including advanced reactors and the closing of the nuclear fuel cycle, accelerator-driven sub-critical reactor systems, safety of nuclear reactors, nuclear waste management, and the scientific challenges in the field of nuclear energy will be touched upon.  

Title: Various Dimensions of Nuclear Energy (2.0MB) Camp 3
Date&Time:   Aug. 4 (Tue) 17:15 -18:30  
Place:   405A  
Abstract:   The Human Development Index of any country correlates strongly with per capita electricity consumption and, for many developing countries, this will necessitate a manifold increase in electricity production. Though fossil fuels will continue to be prominent for several decades, nuclear power – and also renewables, particularly solar power – will become increasingly important options. The threat of global warming requires energy producing systems with low or zero carbon-di-oxide emissions and this is also driving the present nuclear renaissance in the world. The science of nuclear fission and nuclear fusion, the binding energy of nuclei, the design of nuclear reactors of various types including advanced reactors and the closing of the nuclear fuel cycle, accelerator-driven sub-critical reactor systems, safety of nuclear reactors, nuclear waste management, and the scientific challenges in the field of nuclear energy will be touched upon.  

Title: Scientific Challenges for Energy Research (1.6MB) Camp 4
Date&Time:   Aug. 6 (Thu) 14:45 -16:00  
Place:   405  
Abstract:   The Human Development Index of any country correlates strongly with per capita electricity consumption and, for many developing countries, this will necessitate a manifold increase in electricity production. Though fossil fuels will continue to be prominent for several decades, nuclear power – and also renewables, particularly solar power – will become increasingly important options. The threat of global warming requires energy producing systems with low or zero carbon-di-oxide emissions and this is also driving the present nuclear renaissance in the world. The science of nuclear fission and nuclear fusion, the binding energy of nuclei, the design of nuclear reactors of various types including advanced reactors and the closing of the nuclear fuel cycle, accelerator-driven sub-critical reactor systems, safety of nuclear reactors, nuclear waste management, and the scientific challenges in the field of nuclear energy will be touched upon.  

Key Words: - Nuclear Energy
- Energy Security
- Energy Research
- Scientific Challenges
- Climate Change
 


Masahiro Watanabe: Associate
 
 

Associate prof., Center of Climate System Research, the Univ. of Tokyo. His major research interests are the global climate change and climate modeling

 
asc09 at kek.jp