The “European School on Nuclear Materials Science” 2020 (ESNMS 2020), co-organized by the INSPYRE, GEMMA, M4F and IL TROVATORE H2020 projects under the auspices of the Joint Program on Nuclear Materials, took place online from the 9th until the 13th of November.
The school covered the main experimental characterization techniques and multi-scale modeling methods used for the study of nuclear materials. It consisted of 17 courses on techniques and methods and 6 case studies on the contribution of materials science to the study of various issues concerning the behavior of nuclear fuels, as well as metallic and ceramic structural materials of fission and fusion reactors. The ESNMS brought together 45 participants from all over Europe, mostly doctoral students, but also master’s students, post-docs and a few permanent researchers, supervised by 18 lecturers from the co-organizing projects. In order to increase student interactions and active participation, attendees were divided and worked on the case studies in different groups and presented the results of their work in front of their fellow students.