(Virtual Event) Workshop on Computational Nuclear Science and Engineering

12 – 16 Jul 2021
Virtual event
Vienna, Austria
Event code: EVT2101006


 Computational science and engineering applied to the field of nuclear science, technology and applications, is tightly related to the study and implementation of numerical analysis, codes and data libraries to address complex physics and engineering problems. With the advancement of computational resources, young nuclear scientists and engineers are encouraged to adopt a variety of tools, including multi-physics and multi-scale approaches in various plasma codes, first-principles calculations, molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations, rate theories, dislocation dynamics, coupled thermal hydraulics and neutronics, structural mechanics and finite element/difference/volume methodologies. In addition, there is an increasing need for understanding computational methods, including advanced modelling and simulation techniques, algorithms, data science methods like machine learning and data mining, deep learning, artificial intelligence, and high performance computing. Integrating high performance computing to mathematical modelling, numerical algorithms and large-scale databases of observations is leading a new paradigm in science and engineering.


The event – through its interdisciplinary programme of lectures – aims to provide students, young researchers, and young professionals with critical skills and tools in areas such as mathematical techniques for modelling and simulation of complex systems, high performance computing, and computational methods for processing and analysing large data sets, applied in nuclear science and engineering.

Target Audience

The event aims to bring together students, young nuclear scientists and engineers, with a strong interest in the development and implementation of modelling and simulations techniques in nuclear science and engineering, as well as in the development and implementation of computational methods, such as machine learning and high performance computing, for complex nuclear physics and engineering systems.


The event programme will consist of three hours of lectures on each day. The event will serve as a short introduction to the extended School/Workshop that is intended to take place in 2022 as an in-person event.


The lectures will cover the following topics: 

  • Computational Nuclear Science and Engineering 

    Keywords: computational methods for nuclear sciences; computational methods for nuclear engineering. 
  • Nuclear Observables Challenges 

    Keywords: computational methods for nuclear data; nuclear data for high fidelity, high performance reactor modelling and simulation. 
  • Advanced Modelling and Simulation Methodologies for Nuclear Science and Engineering

    Keywords: integrated multi-physics modelling for nuclear fusion plasma science; integrated multi-physics simulation for nuclear fusion chamber components; reactor multi-physics modelling combined with digital measurement data.
  • Open Source Data and Codes for Nuclear Science and Engineering 

    Keywords: open source data and codes for nuclear fusion science; open source data and codes for nuclear engineering. 
  • Advanced Computational Methods for Nuclear Science and Engineering 

    Keywords: machine learning; algorithm development for data analysis in nuclear research; high performance computing; high performance humans in computing; data sciences for reactor systems.

Participation and Registration

All persons wishing to participate in the event must be designated by an IAEA Member State or should be members of organizations that have been invited to attend. 

In order to be designated by an IAEA Member State, participants are requested to send the Participation Form (Form A) to their competent national authority (e.g. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Permanent Mission to the IAEA or National Atomic Energy Authority) for onward transmission to the IAEA by 11 June 2021. Participants who are members of an organization invited to attend are requested to send the Participation Form (Form A) through their organization to the IAEA by the above deadline. 

Selected participants will be informed in due course on the procedures to be followed with regard to administrative and technical matters.

Key Deadlines and Dates

  • 11 June 2021: Deadline for submission of Participation Form (Form A) through the official channels.
  • 12 July 2021: Event begins.
  • 16 July 2021: Event ends.

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