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INGSM-21 has been postponed to September 2021 in view of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The conference is planned to be held at the same venue in downtown Chicago. Further details will be provided early 2021.

The 21st International Nuclear Graphite Specialist Meeting (INGSM) will take place in the city of Chicago, Illinois and will be hosted by North Carolina State University.

INGSM provides a forum for information exchange on all aspects from nuclear graphite, ranging from the development of future advanced reactor technology (high-temperature reactors, molten-salt reactors) to the treatment and disposal of irradiated graphite waste. We welcome all to INGSM-21, who have an interest in nuclear graphite.

Chicago is the spiritual home to nuclear reactors – the first controlled nuclear chain reaction was demonstrated by Enrico Fermi and his team in December 1942 using natural uranium fuel and graphite moderators. More than 75 years later, nuclear reactors generates close to 20% of the electrical energy in the United States and more than 10% of world’s electricity. As a proven carbon neutral source, nuclear energy will continue to play an important role in combating climate change.

Chicago is the third largest city in the U.S. and is home to an estimated 2.7M residents. Chicago is comprised of 77 community areas. Chicago’s nicknames include: The Windy City, City of Big Shoulders, The Second City, The White City, and The City That Works.