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Mini-EUSO is flying to space: the Earth as a huge detector

On August 22, 2019, a rocket carrying the Soyuz MS-14 module launched towards the International Space Station (ISS) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Among the loads there is the Mini-EUSO telescope. The device makes it possible to create an ultraviolet map of the Earth’s atmosphere and allows to observe its variability in time. The project is attended by the scientists from NCBJ. ----

Guests from FramAtome and Warsaw University of Technology in Świerk

Visit of FramAtome and WUT PAE delegation in Świerk (foto: Marek Pawłowski / NCBJ)
On 31 July 2019, a delegation from the French company FramAtome, with its president, Mr. Bernard Fontana, visited the NCBJ. The French guests traveled to Poland at the invitation of the Warsaw University of Technology. In Świerk, they were accompanied by the WUT delegation with Professors Janusz Frączek – Dean of the WUT PAE Faculty. The delegations also visited the the Maria research reactor, which is located in Świerk ----

European XFEL plans ultrahigh-speed network connection to Poland

Euroean XFEL press release: Data from experiments will also be processed at partner institute NCBJ in Otwock-Swierk. ----

New materials for NP were discussed in Warsaw

Meeting of the JPNM EERA working group (Joint Programme for Nuclear Materials European Energy Research Alliance) was held in Warsaw from 17th to 19th June. EERA is an advisory unit of EC, which handles funding of research related to power generation. JPNM is a platform which handles research of materials for nuclear power industry. ----

POLAR-2 will fly into space

A list of experiments, which will be placed on board the Chinese space station, as a part of cooperation between China and ONZ, has been announced on 12th of June in Vienna. Among the nine experiments accepted for execution there is the POLAR-2: Gamma-Ray Burst Polarimetry on the China Space Station. The project has been prepared by a consortium with participation of NCBJ. ----

How to check if turbulence is dangerous for the reactor?

Visualisation of flow oscillations in the area between two reactor rods. (Photo from the presentation by Tomasz Kwiatkowski / NCBJ)
Doctoral project of Tomasz Kwiatkowski, MSc Eng, has been nominated by the international association NUGENIA to be presented in the young scientist competition at the periodic world conference FISA 2019 / EuradWaste’19 beginning on the 4th June in Romania. The Polish scientist researches impact of turbulent flow of the coolant on safety of nuclear reactors. ----

Can we make even heavier elements?

Researchers from Faculty of Physics UW (University of Warsaw) and National Centre for Nuclear Research point out, that, within a short time there, might be a possibility of creating two new superheavy elements, as well as a few isotopes of elements, which have already been discovered. The calculations which led to this conclusions used theoretical model created in Warsaw and took into account previously omitted processes. ----

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