Advanced Reactor Physics (CTU)

Advanced Reactor Physics (CTU)


17.10.2023 – 20.10.2023 (4 working days)


Prague, Czechia


Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU), Czechia, under the management of the European Nuclear Experimental Educational Platform (ENEEP) and in cooperation with the European Nuclear Educational Network (ENEN)




Consolidate the theoretical understanding of the fundamental aspects of reactor physics and dynamics through measurements and hands-on experience. Provide an understanding of fundamental reactor parameters and their effect on a reactor operation. Demonstrate measurement methods for various reactor phenomena: neutron flux, delayed neutrons, absorption rod calibration and rod worth, reactor feedback, etc. Emphasise safety aspects of reactor operation. Understand reactor instrumentation and control through hands-on reactor operation.

Participants’ qualifications:

The course is aimed at students in master’s degree programs and early Ph.D. studying nuclear engineering as the major curriculum. It is also suitable for students studying various major engineering curricula such as power engineering, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering with future assignments in various nuclear curricula.

Course program:

  • Tuesday, 17.10.2023
    • Welcome, course opening, pre-test
    • Presentation - Utilization of a research reactor
  • Wednesday, 18.10.2023
    • Technical visit of the VR-1 research reactor
    • Reactor exercise I - Delayed neutron detection
  • Thursday, 19.10.2023
    • Reactor exercise II - Reactivity measurement
    • Reactor exercise III - Study of the reactor kinetics and dynamics
  • Friday, 20.10.2023
    • Reactor exercise IV - Critical experiment - approaching the critical state
    • Teamwork and presentation of achieved results
    • Take-aways, Post-test, Collection of feedback

Course directors:

Filip Fejt (CTU)

Contact person:

Marek Šedlbauer (CTU)

Jakub Lüley (ENEEP)

Course fee, fellowship:

The course fee for participants from non-EU countries or non-eligible ENEN countries is 1,000 € without TAX. The course fee includes course materials, full access to all exercises, and online tutoring before and after the course. The course fee does not include accommodation, per diem, or transportation of the participants.

Participants from ENEN-eligible countries (please see the ENEN2plus mobility manual.) are encouraged to apply for the travel grant covering:

  • Course fee: 500 €
  • Travel lump sum: 500 €
  • Per diem: 366.67 €

The maximum number of granted participants is 10 and the minimum number of total participants to open a course is 8. In case the number of eligible applications exceeds the maximum number defined for the course, an extra course might be opened.

Application deadline:

23 Jun, 2023, 23.59 CET

Application Procedure:

To apply to the course, the applicant should fill in the ENEEP APPLICATION FORM and submit the following documents:

  • filled-in application form,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • motivation letter

The ENEEP evaluation committee will inform all applicants about the results of the application procedure by June 30, 2023, at 23.59 CET.

In the next step, the selected participants shall apply for the ENEN2plus MOBILITY GRANT, provided through the ENEN2plus project. The application for the grant should be in line with the conditions stated in the ENEN2plus mobility manual. After meeting the conditions of the mobility manual, the participants selected through the ENEEP application procedure will be automatically granted. The deadline for the ENEN2plus mobility grant is July 15, 2023, at 23.59 CET.