Particle Transport for Nuclear Reactor Modeling and for Proton Radiotherapy

In this talk I will give an overview of ongoing efforts at Delft University in the area of particle transport methods for both neutron transport as occurring in reactor physics systems as well as for proton transport that is relevant for proton radiotherapy.

For neutron transport I will discuss the various approaches that are most often used and their relative merits in the reactor physics field. Focus will be on mesh adaptation, uncertainty quantification and on multi-physics analyses.

For proton transport I will discuss the physics of proton interactions and the resulting modifications that are required in existing transport methods. Here I will focus on dose calculation and on uncertainty quantification.

Date: 
Thursday, November 9, 2017 -
11:15 to 12:15
Location: 
seminar room
Speaker: 
Danny Lathouwers
Affiliation: 
Delft University