¶ 1st URS PhD Workshop
We are happy to announce that the 1st URS PhD Workshop will take place in Hannover from 8th - 9th of September. The workshop plans to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and constructive discussions about the interesting contribution of the URS PhD-researchers, and to create an important instrument for the promotion of junior researchers.
The safety of a repository for highly radioactive waste has highest priority in the search for a suitable repository site. In order to make a well-informed decision, a wide range of safety-relevant topics must be considered and investigated. With the title "Uncertainties and Robustness with Regard to the Safety of a Repository for High-Level Radioactive Waste" (URS), the BGE has launched a research cluster that focuses on the uncertainties and robustness that are associated with each elements - geological and geophysical data, analogies, geoscientific models - that are used to draw assumptions regarding the suitability as a site with the best possible safety. The presented projects during this workshop aim to increase the knowledge on the various source of uncertainties, develop methods to quantify and potentially reduce the uncertainties in different subject areas, and improve the robustness and thus the safety of the investigated repository.
Venue: Seminar room
Nienburger Straße 4, Hannover
Ludwig Franzius Institute of Hydraulic, Estuarin and Coastal Engineering
Leibniz University Hannover
Schlag dein Team: Weidendamm 2, Hannover
Brauhaus Ernst August: Schmiedestraße 13, Hannover
We cordially invite everyone who would like to attend the workshop to register here. The participation fee is 50€ and the optional PhD Event fee is 20€.
Registration deadline: 15th August 2022
We kindly inform everyone that the necessary information for the payment is provided in the confirmation email that is sent out after the registration.
You can download the detailed program here.
¶ 8th September - Thursday
|13:00 - 13:30||Registration and Meet&Greet|
|13:30 - 14:00||Welcome and opening of the URS workshop
PhD Candidates' introduction round
|14:00 - 14:15||Risk-based Assessment of Salt Domes as Disposal Sites for Nuclear Waste (LUH-IRZ)||Jonas Suilmann|
|14:15 - 14:30||Risk-based Assessment of Salt Domes as Disposal Sites for Nuclear Waste (LUH-ISU)||Andrea Perin|
|14:30 - 15:00||Uncertainties in THM-coupled integrity calculations (TU Freiberg, TU Chemnitz, UFZ-ENVINF, BGR)||Aqeel Afzal Chaudhry, Feliks Kiszkurno, Chao Zhang|
|15:00 - 15:30||Coffee break|
|15:30 - 15:45||Repository safety: uncertainties and regulatory aspects (TU Clausthal, Universität Kassel)||Marcus Frenzel, Friedrich Englisch, Fabian Fritsch|
|15:45 - 16:00||A set of long-term climate change scenarios (PIK)||Christine Kaufhold|
|16:00 - 16:15||Reduction of scenario uncertainties through climate models (GRS/RWTH Aachen)||Marc Johnen|
|16:15 - 16:30||Building blocks for the quantification of uncertainties in geological models (RWTH Aachen, University of Aberdeen, BGR)||Carlos Colombo|
|16:30 - 17:00||Closing remarks||Wolfram Rühaak, Phillip Kreye|
|18:30 - 20:30||PhD Event (optional - pre-registration required)
Prove that you are the smartest, fastest, strongest - bestest! - in 15 different games against your colleagues and compete in topics such as knowledge, skill and sport!
|Schlag dein Team
See address under Locations
|20:00 -||Dinner reserved - courtesy of BGE||Brauhaus Ernst August|
¶ 9th September - Friday
|08:00 - 08:30||Welcome and opening of the 2nd day||Kata Kurgyis|
|08:30 - 09:15||Improving the predictive quality of repository-relevant simulations through optimal data acquisition and smart monitoring (Uni Stuttgart-IWS, RWTH Aachen)||Qian Chen, Maria Morales, Nino Menzel|
|09:15 - 09:30||Comparing uncertainty quantification methods for modelling radionuclide transport in nuclear waste disposal (BGE)||Merle Bjorge|
|09:30 - 09:45||Coffee break|
|09:45 - 10:00||Enhanced Bayesian Network for Reliability Assessment (LUH-IRZ)||Andea Perin|
|10:00 - 10:15||Variable density and viscosity flow in nuclear waste disposal (LUH-ISU)||Jonas Suilmann|
|10:15 - 10:45||OpenGeoSys – Workflow and other useful tools for PhD researchers (TU Freiberg, TU Chemnitz, UFZ-ENVINF, BGR)||Aqeel Afzal Chaudhry, Feliks Kiszkurno, Chao Zhang|
|10:45 - 11:15||Coffee break|
|11:15 - 11:30||Software, tools and other resources for PhD students (PIK)||Christine Kaufhold|
|11:30 - 11:45||Reducing modelling uncertainties with parameter variations and sensitivity analysis (GRS/RWTH Aachen)||Marc Johnen|
|11:45 - 12:00||GemPy: Open-source software for implicit 3D structural geological modeling in Python (RWTH Aachen)||Carlos Colombo|
|12:00 - 12:15||Coffee break|
|12:15 - 12:30||Surrogate model generation using Gaussian process regression and Bayesian active learning (Uni Stuttgart-IWS)||Maria Morales|
|12:30 - 12:45||Geophysical modeling and inversion with PyGiml (RWTH Aachen)||Nino Menzel|
|12:45 - 13:00||Modelling of radionuclide transport process using SHEMAT-Suite (RWTH Aachen)||Qian Chen|
|13:00 - 13:30||Closing remarks and farewell|