In order to encourage young people to enter the fascinating world of nuclear science, the BNS organizes under the impulse of the Young Generation since 2004 a contest for the best final year's thesis of each academic year. Obviously, the thesis needs to treat a nuclear subject - in the broadest sense of the word.
There are four prices for the contest:
- 1st price = a bank cheque of 1000 EUR
- 2nd price = a bank cheque of 350 EUR
- 3rd price = a bank cheque of 150 EUR
- Price of the poster session = a bank cheque of 150 EUR
Details for submission of your work can be found in the contest rules (email: yg(@)bnsorg.be)
More info on the BNS-YG Young Generation webpage.
Please note that the deadline for the 2012 edition of the contest is 30th of November 2012 !
BNS-YG Thesis Contest Edition 2012 and Award Conferment
is foreseen on 28th of February 2013
Thesis Contest 2011 (March 01, 2012): Mr Eric van Walle, BNS Chairman, and Mr Hans Naome, BNS-YG Chairman, grant the award to Ms. An Mariën.
The annual thesis contest of the BNS-YG took place on March 01. The three finalists were Mr. John Mitchel Onana Obama, Mr. Philippe Dujardin who won the price of the public and Ms. An Mariën who won the thesis contest and a price of 1250 EUR. Congratulations to them and thanks to the ten candidates who have participated to the contest.
- Edition 2011: Ms. An Mariën for her work entitled "Development and calibration of electrochemical oxygen sensors for application to low temperature regions in liquid lead alloys cooled reactors".
Thesis Contest 2010 (February 24, 2011): Mr Mehdi Moussaid, BNS-YG Chairman, grants the award to Vanessa Cauwels.
The annual thesis contest of the BNS-YG took place on February 24. The three finalists were Job Janssens, Pierre-Henri D’haene who won the price of the public and Vanessa Cauwels who won the thesis contest and a price of 1250 EUR. Congratulations to them and thanks to the ten candidates who have participated to the contest.
- Edition 2010: Ms. Vanessa Cauwels for her work entitled "Accident dosimetry using chip cards".
Thesis Contest 2009 (February 25, 2010): Marcel Maris grants the award to Jytte Elsevier.
From left to right: Marcel Maris (past BNS Chairman 2007-2009), Anneleen De Maesschalck, Didier Haas (BNS Chairman), Jytte Elsevier and Paul Wouters (BNS YG Chair)
- Report on the 2009 edition
- Edition 2009: Ms. Jytte Elseviers for her work entitled "Electron Capture Delayed Fission of 180 Tl".
From left to right: Wim Uyttenhove (BNS-YG Chair 2008-2010), Dimitri De Jonghe, Julien Smeets and Wim Van Rompay (Thesis Contest Finalists) and Marcel Maris (past BNS Chairman 2007-2009)
- Edition 2008: Julien Smeets for his work entitled: "Effects of Inhomogeneities in Brachytherapy - Experimental Study and Monte Carlo Simulation"
Thesis Contest 2007 (March 27, 2008): Jean Van Vyve grants the bank cheque to Simon Vanmaercke.
From left to right: Katrien Van Tichelen (YG Chair 2006-2008), Bram De Loore, Simon Vanmaercke and Xavier Rootsaert (Thesis Contest Finalists) and Jean Van Vyve (BNS Chairman 2008-2010)
Edition 2007: Simon Vanmaercke for his work entitled "Development of an automatic 3-Dimensional Finite Element Mesh Generator for Neutron Transport Models of Nuclear Research Reactors".
Edition 2006: Nicolas Castin for his work entitled "Construction of an hybrid Artificial Neural Network - Fuzzy Logic System to Perform Atomistic Kinetic Monte Carlo Simulations in Iron-Copper Alloys".
Edition 2005: Jimmy Buyst for his work entitled "Nuclear Safeguards by Lab on the MicroChip: Deterministic Calculation of Radioactive Dose Reduction by Volume Size Reduction".
Edition 2004: Kevin Govers for his work entitled "Comportement du combustible nucléaire et des gaz de fission: aspects globaux et partiels".