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Diamond Batteries: One Year Of Reaction

In November 2016 Professor Tom Scott, Co-Director of the South West Nuclear Hub presented diamond battery technology at the Cabot Institute Annual Lecture. This innovation was developed by a team of physicists and chemists from the University of Bristol. They were able to grow a man-made diamond that, when placed in a radioactive field, generates a […]

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Nuclear Research Available on Open Access

October 23rd-29th is the 10th International Open Access Week with the theme ” Open in Order to…”. More information is available here. The South West Nuclear Hub brings together a multi-disciplinary network of researchers and has published a number of papers open access. Here is a selection of topics and links to the papers. Analysis […]

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Hub hosts Nuclear Careers Day

On Wednesday 4th October the Hub hosted a number of employers from the nuclear sector, from the Bristol area and beyond. This group of companies represented many different areas of the industry, including operators, consultancies and professional institutions. The event was attended by postgraduate students on MSc Nuclear Science and Engineering as well as final […]

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Hub Co-hosts Nuclear South West Conference 2017

  The Nuclear South West annual conference took place on the 20th and 21st September 2017 at the Royal Marriott Hotel on College Green. This was jointly hosted by the South West Nuclear Hub and brought together large and small businesses from the region and beyond. The conference had an international theme this year and […]

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Royal Society Research: Restatement of Radiation Health Effects

The Royal Society has published ‘A restatement of the natural science evidence base concerning the health effects of low-level ionizing radiation’, in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. This is a highly significant paper arising from the recent work of Sir John Beddington, the former Government Chief Scientific Adviser and Head of the Government Office for Science. […]

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MSc Student completes Japanese Internship

  MSc student Viktorija Zaksaite was selected as one of three students from the UK to do a summer internship at Hitachi-GE in Japan. She worked as part of Genpukei team who works in Plant and System Engineering Section. Here is her account of her time in Japan: “The program was well designed and managed. […]

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Bristol partners with Grenoble Institute of Technology on nuclear science

The University has formalised an agreement to collaborate with the Institut National de Physique de Grenoble (INP) on research and education in nuclear science. Dr Erik Lithander, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International and Student Recruitment), signed the agreement, which will support efforts by the University-run South West (SW) Nuclear Hub to internationalise its research and educational offer. […]

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The Conversation website: “Why we need a new science of safety”

The Conversation has published an article on “Why we need a new science of safety”, based on the Inaugural Lecture of Philip Thomas (Professor of Risk Management) entitled “The New Science of Safety”, presented at the University of Bristol on 20 April 2016. The article can be found here:

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The UKSAF Announce the Young Surface Analyst of the Year Competition 2016

The UKSAF Announce the Young Surface Analyst of the Year Competition 2016

Chairman Graham Smith, Secretary David Scurr, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, Tel: 0115 846 6276, Treasurer Keith Hallam, University of Bristol, Interface Analysis Centre, School of Physics, HH Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TL, Tel: 0117 331 1173, Committee Members Morgan Alexander, Sarah Fearn, David Geeson, Paul Mack, David Morgan, […]

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