International Workshop on Theory Frontiers in Actinide Science : Chemistry & Materials

The goal of this workshop is to promote a discussion of physics problems as seen from the optics of the different communities to bring insight and establish collaborations that could lead to new ideas for tackling the complicated challenges posed by the 5f elements. We envision a series of sessions intermingling the chemistry, physics, and materials scientist to stimulate topical discussions among the three communities. The session will also include experimentalists from the 5f-element field with state-of-the-art data that can serve for validation, improvement, or development of new computational approaches, or simply pose challenges to the theory community.

Proposed Topics:

  1. Electronic structures (I, II) → relativistic effects, spectroscopy, methodology
  2. Dynamics and Kinetics → radiation damage, radiolysis
  3. Surfaces, nanoparticles, where chemistry and materials meet
  4. Machine Learning (including AI)
  5. Separations

Plutonium Futures – The Science Conference

This biennial conference series was initiated by Los Alamos in 1997 to enhance the international dialogue among scientists on the fundamental properties of plutonium and its technological consequences.

The Seaborg Institute has maintained the primary custodianship for the technical content of the conference, and since 2008 has alternated between locations in the US and Europe.

In the US, Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore national labs collaborate with the American Nuclear Society (ANS) to organize the conference, and the European conferences are organized by a consortium of the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) in the United Kingdom, Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA) in France, and the European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU).

Other Conferences and Outreach

The Seaborg Institute sponsors and coordinates additional one-time conferences, such as Actinides and Migration. It also contributes to Euroconferences on synchrotron radiation, Gordon Research Conferences, and the American Chemical Society (ACS), American Physical Society (APS), American Statistical Society (AS), Materials Research Society (MRS), and American Nuclear Society (ANS) symposia.