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Apr. 17 , 2017
Program page is updated.
Registration page will open on April 17, 2017.
Deadline of Abstract submission is April 30, 2017.

Feb. 8, 2017
Abstract submission page is now open.


ACTINIDES2017 conference is dedicated to provide a platform for discussion and information exchange on current research in the science and technology of actinide and transactinide elements.

The Actinides conference series initiated in Baden-Baden, Germany (1975), and followed by meetings at Asilomar, CA, USA (1981), Aix-en-Provence, France (1985), Tashkent, USSR (1989), Santa Fe, NM, USA (1993), Baden-Baden, Germany (1997), Hayama, Japan (2001), Manchester, UK (2005), San Francisco, CA, USA (2009) and Karlsruhe, Germany (2013).

The conference aims to understand fundamental aspects of actinide and related materials. Since early 1940's these elements have attracted interests because of their surprisingly rich variety of scientific behaviors. In recent years, the continuous discovery of new compounds and new phenomena have been motivating scientists and engineers for further investigations and providing new insights in material science and technology. On the other hand, the earthquake in 2011 followed by the nuclear power plant accident had serious impact not only on people's life here but also on the atomic energy industry and scientific activities. It is therefore natural to focus also on these issues in the conference held in Japan.

The Actinides 2017 conference in Sendai will be devoted to fruitful discussion and exchange of ideas in actinide science and technology. Emphasis will also be put on encouraging more scientists and engineers from wide range of research fields to join the investigation of actinides, the most complicated elements.


Actinides 2017 conference will cover various aspects of science and technology of actinides. In general, actinides themselves are many-body systems containing 90 or more electrons. The large nuclear charge leads to relativistic effects which influence electronic properties including spin-orbit coupling, peculiar chemical bonding characteristics and resulting novel phenomena emerging in actinides and their compounds are discovered. In addition, they are the most important elements in atomic energy science and technology. The characteristics of advanced fuels and subsequent decommissioning topics are also discussed. In this context, Actinides 2017 will provide paradigm to discuss new insights and discoveries made in recent years. The topics covered will be as follow.

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Separation and Reprocessing
  • Fuels
  • Materials Science
  • Decommissioning
  • Environmental science
  • Nuclear Forensic
  • Superheavy Elements
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Applications

The conference will consist of presentations of new scientific results in plenary lectures, invited and contributing talks and in poster presentations. The ACTINIDES 2017 Conference will also be offering an excellent opportunity for interactions among participants, particularly young researchers.

Important Dates

  • Call for abstract / Registration desk will open soon
  • April 30, 2017: Abstract submission deadline
  • May 2017 : Early registration close
  • July 2017 : Actinides starts


Organizing committee

  • Toru Ogawa [Chair] (JAEA)
  • Hiroshi Amitsuka (Hokkaido University)
  • Dai Aoki (Tohoku University)
  • Reiko Fujita (JST)
  • Yoshinori Haga (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
  • Kazuya Idemitsu (Kyushu University)
  • Tadafumi Koyama (CRIEPI)
  • Kazuo Minato (JAEA)
  • Yasuji Morita (JAEA)
  • Takayuki Sasaki (Kyoto University)
  • Nobuaki Sato (Tohoku University)
  • Shunichi Suzuki (University of Tokyo)
  • Kenji Takeshita (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  • Tsuyoshi Yaita (JAEA)
  • Hajimu Yamana (NDF)
  • Shinsuke Yamanaka (Osaka University)
  • Tomoo Yamamura (Tohoku University)

International Scientific Advisory Committee

  • Polly L. Arnold (University of Edinburgh, UK)
  • Roberto Caciuffo (ITU, Germany)
  • David L. Clark (LANL, USA)
  • Lætitia H. Delmau (ORNL, USA)
  • Melissa A. Denecke (University of Manchester, UK)
  • Tomasz Durakiewicz (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • António Pereira Gonçalves (University de Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Yoshinori Haga (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
  • Itzhak Halevy (NRCN, Israel)
  • Ladislav Havela (Charles University, Czech republic)
  • Dariusz Kaczorowski (Polish Academy of Sciences)
  • Stepan N. Kalmykov (Moscow, Russia)
  • Rudy Konings (ITU, Germany)
  • Jens V. Kratz (Johannes Gutenberg Universtät Mainz, Germany)
  • Gareth Law (Manchester, UK)
  • Klaus Lützenkirchen (ITU, Germany)
  • Karsten Meyer (Friedrigh-Alexander University of Erlangen, Germany)
  • Marinella Mazzanti (École Polytechnique Féderal de Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Yuichiro Nagame (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
  • Ken Nash (Washington State University, USA)
  • Yoshichika Onuki (University of Ryukyus, Japan)
  • Peter Oppeneer (Uppsala University, Sweden)
  • Baldev Raj (National Institute of Advanced Studies, India)
  • Vincenzo V. Rondinella (ITU, Germany)
  • David K. Shuh (LBNL, USA)
  • Bhupendra Singh Tomar (BARC, India)
  • James Tobin (University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, USA)
  • Andreas Türler (Bern University, Switzerland)
  • Dominique Warin (Saclay, France)
  • Tsuyoshi Yaita (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
  • Tomoo Yamamura (Sendai, Japan)



Actinides 2017 will be held at the Tohoku University centennial hall KAWAUCHI HAGI HALL,Sendai, Japan.
Sendai, a beautiful city called "City of Trees" is the largest city in North-East Japan.
The city is also known as an academic city with universities and colleges including Tohoku University.
The HAGI HALL can easily be reached by a subway line in 4 min. from the main station.


Access Map Access Map Japan

From Tokyo/Narita International Airport

Take NARITA Express or Skyliner trains lead to Tokyo or Ueno station, respectively.
Then change to Shinkansen super express. It will take 1.5 hours (depending on the train) to Sendai main station.

From Tokyo/Haneda International Airport

There are several possible train connections to Tokyo station. Then take Shinkansen to Sendai main station.

From Sendai Airport

There is a train connection to Sendai main station. To the conference venue, you can take a subway line
which will take you to HAGI HALL in 4 min. from the main station.

VISA application

Participants who requires visa on entering Japan should contact organizers with their names, birth dates, address, affiliation, nationality, sex and itinerary.


Details of the conference will be announced soon on the web. Those who are interested in joining the conference should contact organizers below;