fbpx
Innovation & Technology

University of Technology’s development receives EURATOM Nuclear Innovation Award

The innovations submitted to the European Atomic Energy Community's competition were assessed by an independent international jury of experts.

The research team of the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) has won the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM) Nuclear Innovation Award for its reactor simulation program developed for state-of-the-art graphics processors, the university told MTI.

The innovations submitted to the European Atomic Energy Community’s competition were evaluated by an independent international jury of experts. The BME development co-won the third prize in the reactor safety category, sharing the prize with a Finnish development.

The award-winning development of the BME Institute of Nuclear Engineering, the GUARDYAN computer program, which enables almost full-precision neutron physics calculations, has made a significant contribution to making nuclear reactors safer.

Nuclear reactors are constantly expected to operate at a high level of safety, and one of the keys to this is the ability to visualize the processes taking place in them at high resolution using state-of-the-art IT tools, the statement says.

According to the statement released, the EURATOM Nuclear Innovation Award was presented to Dávid Légrády, associate professor at the BME Institute of Nuclear Engineering and head of the research group developing the program, on May 31, 2022, at the FISA 2022 conference in Lyon, France.

Show More

Related Articles

Back to top button