Our time in Prague has come to a close

Around 2pm (Prague time) today we boarded a train for Vienna, Austria. Sadly enough, our time with the Czech Technical University's Nuclear Physics Department had come to a close. It has been a phenomenal program. We as policy students were offered an amazing opportunity to get to see the technical application of nuclear safety, security, safeguards, … Continue reading Our time in Prague has come to a close

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Just to switch things up, we went to see a reactor today

Today was like Disney Land for nonproliferation nerds... well maybe for reactor nerds... well maybe for reactor nerds who have never been to Disney Land. We went to visit the Temelin reactor in the mid-southern region of the Czech Republic. The Temelin reactor facility has two VVER 1000 reactors which roughly have 1000 MWe output … Continue reading Just to switch things up, we went to see a reactor today

Day One of Prague Nuclear Research Reactor Program

Starting around 2am Michigan time, we walked over to the Czech Technical University Department of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering to start our first day of the program. It was fantastic, wonderfully nerdy and full of science. We did the typical introductory lectures on the general definition of a research reactor and some basic background … Continue reading Day One of Prague Nuclear Research Reactor Program