ZED 2 Reactor

ZED-2 Reactor Safety & Instrumentation School


The purpose of the school is to introduce participants to the facilities, techniques, and current areas of interest for research in experimental reactor physics, reactor safety, and nuclear instrumentation. The School content will be aimed towards graduate students in reactor physics, nuclear engineering, nuclear instrumentation and related disciplines, although students or practitioners with any amount of experience are welcome. The school will be structured around lectures by active researchers in the mornings, followed by demonstration/practical sessions in the afternoons. 

The sessions will include observation of ZED-2 operations, experiments, use of reactor simulation techniques, muon tomography, and radiation detection. The school also includes a tour of several Chalk River facilities, a banquet featuring a guest speaker, and an evening public lecture on a topic of general interest. In previous years, we have had students and young professionals from across Canada and the US attend the school, and we would very much like to extend our alumni list.

The date for the next ZED-2 School has not yet been set, but will be announced here. Please express interest via email (cnl.ca) to receive updates when the next iteration of the school is scheduled


Lectures and Demonstration Sessions:

  •   ZED-2 Experimental Reactor Capabilities
  •   Reactor Physics  Measurements 
  •   Reactor Kinetics and Controls
  •   Modeling and Simulation Analysis
  •   Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis
  •   Muon Tomography


The ZED-2 School is held at the Chalk River campus of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories. As Canada's premier nuclear science and technology organization, the CNL campus is home to more than 50 unique lab facilities, and a growing scientific workforce in disciplines that span the entire breadth of the sciences. 

Address: 286 Plant Road, Chalk River, Ontario K0J 1P0