Nuclear summer camp 2014


The 8th Nuclear Summer Camp organized by the Hungarian Nuclear Society for secondary school students was held in July 2014. The teenagers arriving from several cities of Hungary listened to presentations given by nuclear experts and teachers on nuclear technology and solved several tasks on nuclear physics and communication. The students carried out special nuclear measurements at the Eötvös Lóránd University and visited the training reactor of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. The program of the camp included visits to Paks Nuclear Power Plant and to the Museum of Nuclear Energy.
The lectures covered the following topics:
·       nuclear basics,
·       life of Leó Szilárd,
·       electric energy production in Hungary,
·       basic components of nuclear power plants,
·       fusion reactors,
·       VVER technology – history and perspectives,
·       cyber safety and uranium enrichment,
·       handling of radioactive wastes,
·       fuel of nuclear power plants,
·       thorium reactors,
·       nuclear techniques in medicine,
·       radon in the environment,
·       risk analysis.
The summer camp was located in Göd, which is a small village on the Danube river offering many possibilities for free time activities.