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Bristol students win Waste Management Symposium prizes

There was success for University of Bristol PhD students at the recent Waste Management Symposium in Phoenix, Arizona. Roy G Post Scholarship Award Dean Connor, from the School of Physics, was successful in receiving a Dr Roy G. Post Foundation Scholarship for the Symposium. Dean was awarded the $7500 postgraduate scholarship alongside seven other students […]

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Nuclear Forensics: Determining the origin of uranium ores from geochemical signatures

Research Area: Nuclear Hazards and Risks Researcher: David Reading, University of Southampton Partners: AWE Funders: AWE Outreach award   The Challenge Nuclear forensics is dedicated to the characterisation of radiological and nuclear materials out of regulatory control. Its purpose is to determine the history of such nuclear material, for example its provenance and geolocation which […]

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NuFor Nuclear Forensics Conference

Nuclear Forensics (NuFor) is a new 2-day technical conference being held in July 2019. The conference will bring together expertise and influencers from across academia, industry and government to explore challenges, share developments and promote successes in the field of nuclear forensics.


The registration fee includes refreshments and lunch, the social programme and all event material.

Before or on 29 May 2019 From 30 May 2019
 IOP Member/Co-sponsor £170 £220
 Associate Member (undergraduate student, trainee or apprentice) £90 £140
 IOP Non Member £295 £345
 Undergraduate student non member £115 £165

Early registration deadline: 29 May 2019

Registration deadline: 28 June 2019

Conference website

This event is being organised by the IOP Materials and Characterisation Group.


  • Analytical Techniques:
    Method and capability development, new techniques, sub-sampling and sample preparation, comparative analysis
  • Data Analysis and Statistics:
    Data analysis, treatment of uncertainties, software/tool/capability development, assessment methodologies/decision science
  • Environmental Science:
    Environmental sampling, geolocation, in-situ analysis
  • Materials and Processing:
    Chemical impurities & speciation, physical properties of materials, material ageing effects (empirical), process development/optimisation, effects of process parameters on product, process & flowsheet modelling
  • Modelling and Simulation:
    Spent Fuel/Reactor modelling, enrichment modelling, material ageing effects (simulation)
  • Radiochemistry:
    Radiological Analysis, analytical radiochemistry, age dating, radioisotope fingerprinting

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Uranium Science Conference

The University of Bristol invites you to partake in the inaugural Uranium Science conference, being led by the Interface Analysis Centre in the School of Physics.

Uranium Science is a topical conference, providing a platform to encourage and accelerate collaboration within the uranium community. This inaugural conference will be held at the University of Bristol on 21st - 22nd January 2019, and will include discussions along the following themes:

  • Fundamental Science

Condensed matter physics of uranium, devices, and nuclear materials

  • Environmental Science and Forensics 

Provenance, geolocation, and detection

  • Uranium Chemistry and Corrosion 

From fundamental reaction kinetics to bulk materials degradation

  • Nuclear Fuel Behaviour 

Thermal properties, irradiation damage, and fuel-water interface

Abstract Submissions

Submissions are open for submission on each of the above four topics. Contributions for oral and/or poster presentations are invited. Abstracts should be submitted by email to contact@uraniumscience.org by 19th October 2018. Abstracts should be no larger than one A4 page, including images, and should specify whether oral or poster presentation is preferred. A student poster prize of £200 will be awarded.

Key Dates

12 November 2018      Abstract deadline
19 November 2018      Notification of abstract acceptance
30 November 2018     Registration deadline
21-22 January 2019    Uranium Science Conference


Standard Earlybird* - £80

Student Earlybird* - £50

Standard - £120

Student - £75

*Earlybird tickets available until 30th November 2018.

Conference Registration

Conference Dinner

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery will host the conference dinner on the evening of the 21st. A three course meal and wine will be served in the grand Wills Hall, surrounded by the collections of art, nature, and history on display in this beautiful building. There is an additional cost of £40 to attend this unique dinner.

Register and pay for the dinner via the above button.

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For any enquiries please message contact@uraniumscience.org

Conference Brochure

Download the conference brochure for further information on this event:

Uranium Science 2019

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