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Lord Hutton: South West can spark huge growth in nuclear activity across the UK

The success of the South West’s nuclear industry can play a pivotal role in sustaining the government’s growth ambitions, according to Lord Hutton, chair of the  Nuclear Industry Association. Former Business Secretary John Hutton outlined opportunities and challenges facing the sector at Nuclear South West’s annual conference in Bristol this week. He told delegates that […]

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Nuclear Institute Host Innovation and Integration Conference in Bristol

The University of Bristol recently hosted another high-profile conference, building on the success of the NIA International Group Meeting in July.  The topic of security was on the agenda as the Nuclear Institute assembled around 90 civil and defence professionals to discuss the key themes of innovation and integration. There was also a small exhibition […]

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Engineering company capitalises on ‘huge’ nuclear opportunities in South West

A smart shift in focus to capitalise on nuclear industry growth has boosted business and increased exposure for a South West-based engineering company. Nuclear sector growth across the region has seen SC Innovation, a specialist engineering company, secure work on new projects, win new clients and create jobs. The company has recently completed tests on […]

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Lava from the Stromboli volcano flows into the sea, on August 9, 2014. Stromboli, one of Europe's most active volcanoes, is part of the seven-island Eolian Archipelago just off Sicily in southern Italy. AFP PHOTO/GIOVANNI ISOLINO        (Photo credit should read GIOVANNI ISOLINO/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Dragon eggs’ hatched to monitor volcanic activity

The University of Bristol is pioneering the monitoring of volcanic activity by developing a cutting-edge early warning system that is able to withstand the harsh conditions around the heart of an active volcano. Such extreme, hazardous and unpredictable environments present a very difficult challenge to reliably record volcanic behaviour for analytical models. For some volcanoes […]

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University of Bristol link up with UKAEA Fusion Technology Facilities

The new Fusion Technology Facilities have found many friends and collaborators supportive of the aim to develop the technologies required for fusion. One particularly strong collaboration can be found between the Materials Technology Laboratory of UKAEA’s Fusion Technology Facilities and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bristol. Substantial Investment in Equipment and […]

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Latest Nuclear Research Publications & Awards

The South West Nuclear Hub brings together a network of multi-disciplinary academics spanning numerous universities and departments. Here are some of the latest research papers published by this community. University of Bristol Research Publications Martin, P, Hutson, C, Payne, L, Connor, D, Payton, O, Yamashiki, Y & Scott, T 2018, ‘Validation of a novel radiation mapping platform […]

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UK and Japanese Collaboration at Symposium on Fukushima Daiichi Research

The University of Bristol recently hosted a three-day symposium that brought together researchers from the UK and Japan to discuss research into the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident of 2011. The event was generously supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) London. The theme of the symposium was intentionally wide and […]

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Bristol Master’s programme offers fast-track to nuclear industry

The University of Bristol’s MSc Nuclear Science and Engineering Programme has been featured in an article in the Insitute of Physics’s magazine, Physics World. Three recent graduates of the programme speak about their highlights of their studies, with the stand-out feature being the collaboration it enables across disciplines and with external organisations in the nuclear industry. […]

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French agreement to unlock jobs and investment in the South West

An agreement has been signed between economic development organisations in South West England and Normandy in France, which aims to create jobs, unlock opportunities and attract new investment to both regions. The Memorandum of Understanding will see Nuclear South West and Nucleopolis work together to connect companies with £50bn worth of nuclear investments in South […]

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