2019.10.29 - Marek Pawłowski On October 23rd, Professor Robert Feidenhans’l, Executive Director of European XFEL GmbH and Professor Krzysztof Kurek, NCBJ Director General have signed an addendum to the NCBJ-XFEL agreement, as well as an agreement on implementing the Scientific Big Data Analysis project. The XFEL delegation also met with the potential Polish users of the laser and with the representatives of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
2019.10.08 - Marek Pawłowski The process of creating the NOMATEN Center of Excellence is entering a decisive phase: Professor Mikko Alava has assumed the position of director and will soon start completing research teams. CoE NOMATEN is to explore new functional materials. It was created thanks to a grant in the Teaming for excellence competition and thanks to the support of the Foundation for Polish Science.
2019.10.01 - Marek Pawłowski Today J-PET, a positron emission tomography scanner, designed and constructed in the Marian Smoluchowski Institute of Physics on the Jagiellonian University, has been presented in Cracow. Employees of National Centre for Nuclear Research were among the team resposible for this project. The device allows for utilizing completely new methods of body imaging based on multi-photon decays. So far, those types of decay have never been utilized for this purpose.
2019.09.23 - Marek Pawłowski On the 20th September 2019, a delegation from the Japanese Atomic Energy Agency, with its president, Mr. Toshio Kodama, visited NCBJ. During the visit an implementation contract for the cooperation agreement, which was signed two years ago, was concluded. The contract put an emphasis on the field of high-temperature reactor technology. The guests also went on a tour around the Institute.
2019.08.22 - Marek Pawłowski 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.
2019.07.31 - Marek Pawłowski 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
2019.06.25 - Marek Pawłowski 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.
2019.06.14 - Marek Pawłowski 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.