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UWE environmental radioactivity research featured on the BBC

The recent BBC documentary In the Shadow of Chernobyl featured research from Hub member the University of the West of England into environmental radioactivity and radionuclide behaviour. Professor Neil Willey leads the UWE team that is part of the Transfer, Exposure, Effects: Understanding Radioactivity in the Environment (TREE) project that featured in the news programme […]

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Science brought to life for South West students

Photo of Sarah White playing Lise Meitner, in front of the formula she wrote to explain nuclear fission.  Photo taken by Eve Williams©, a year 12 photography student at Clyst Vale Community College (one of the schools the tour will visit) INSPIRING young minds to embrace science is the ambitious aim of a dynamic local […]

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Successful second year of Bristol-MAI exchange programme

A group of MSc Nuclear Science and Engineering students from the University of Bristol recently participated in a week-long training programme at the Materials Ageing Institute (MAI), EDF Lab Les Renardières, Paris. This exchange is part of a three-year training agreement between the South West Nuclear Hub and the EDF Materials Ageing Institute. Every year as part of […]

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Renewal of Nuclear Energy Futures CDT

Several members of the South West Nuclear Hub are celebrating the renewal of the Nuclear Energy Futures Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT), funded by EPSRC. The centre, led by Imperial College London, involves the University of Bristol, EDF Energy, Cavendish Nuclear and the National Nuclear Laboratory alongside many other collaborators. Other main University partners are […]

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Volunteers wanted for Meitner Day events

Lise Meitner The SW Nuclear Hub is coordinating participation of Bristol researchers at these three schools in Somerset that aims to inspire schoolchildren aged 13-18 (and girls in particular) to get into Physics through the story of Lise Meitner and the subject of nuclear fission. Friday 1st March at Kingsmead, SomersetFriday 8th March at Broadoak […]

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Research News from the Hub Academic Network

GW4 DOCTORAL STUDENT TRAINING SCHEME – OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS – DEADLINE FRIDAY 1 FEBRUARY The purpose of this award is to fund new student-led discipline-specific research training for postgraduate research students studying at GW4 universities. This scheme is NOW OPEN for applications. Call Name: Doctoral Student Training Scheme Call Deadline: 11:59pm 1st February 2019 Applications to be submitted to: Download: Application […]

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Award for Submersible Raman Inspection Platform

University of Bristol researchers have successfully tested an underwater inspection platform for use in nuclear waste legacy ponds as part of a RAIN Hub project for Sellafield Ltd. Dr Dave Megson-Smith won an award for this work at the recent RAIN Hub Big Meet research poster competition. Sellafield legacy ponds were originally intended for the […]

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Venturing towards the ‘Unknown Room’

This last week saw the first culmination of a joint RAIN demonstrator project with the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) and the Universities of Manchester and Bristol. The ‘Unknown Room’ project has seen the two university teams develop a pair of robotic platforms with an in-common interchangeable radiation detection system. The challenge is to analyse a […]

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