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EQUALLE™ Alliance and the University of Bristol sign a MoU to cooperate on Nuclear Equipment Qualification

EQUALLE™ (the alliance of Framatome, Bureau Veritas, Doosan Babcock) and the University of Bristol are pleased to announce the signature of a MoU to cooperate on Nuclear Equipment Qualification. EQUALLE™ and the University of Bristol have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to work together on seismic qualification of equipment. Under this partnership, […]

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Bristol PhD students win prestigious corrosion student awards

University of Bristol students David Kumar and Stacy Moore have both won prizes to attend prestigious international workshops on corrosion, as part of their PhDs sponsored by NNL on corrosion in nuclear environments. David started his PhD at the University of Bristol in 2018, with NNL providing industrial supervision. David is investigating the commissioning chemistry […]

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First ever images of fuel debris fallout particles from Fukushima Daiichi unveiled

Unique synchrotron visualisation techniques offer new forensic insights into the provenance of radioactive material from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident to understand the sequence of events related to the accident In April 2017, a joint team comprising the University of Bristol, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) and Diamond Light Source, the UK’s national synchrotron […]

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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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