2018.11.13 - Marek Pawłowski ... We have gotten a permission for purchase from USA, but under condition, that the computer would be frequently inspected by the Americans, which in turn required to break the local reluctance. This was achieved and in 1973 CYBER 72 was placed in Świerk in the CYFRONET computing centre, that was led by Professor Żelazny. The institute employed about 100 people, both with Reactor Computing Division. ...
2018.10.31 - Marek Pawłowski NCBJ Director General Professor Krzysztof Kurek and Director of National Information Processing Institute Dr Olaf Gajl, have signes an agreement on funding the construction of Polish free electron laser in Świerk. It is the next step in implementation of this investment. Professor Kurek mentioned this project during an inauguration on cybersecurity conference (video).
2018.10.18 - Marek Pawłowski On 16th October 2018 an agreement on scientific and educational cooperation between Kozminski University and National Centre for Nuclear Research was signed. The range of the agreement includes, among other things, joint leadership in research projects, development of analytic tool and implementation of artificial intelligence in analysis of huge sets of data.
2018.10.17 - Marek Pawłowski Work of a team of theoreticians from NCBJ and University of Zielona Góra points, that some isomeric states of superheavy elements can have half lives measured in seconds, so tens of thousands times longer than half lives of their very unstable ground states. Should such exotic nuclear states be produced experimentally, they will be stable enough to research their chemical properities.
2018.10.16 - Marek Pawłowski Recently launched NCBJ's Laboratory of Cybersecurity has recorded its first success: the scientists discovered a dangerous loophole in default software of a widely used logic driver PLC utilized, for example, in nuclear installations. The manufacturer has already fixed the issue and recommended the necessary adjustments to all its clients.
2018.10.09 - Marek Pawłowski The cyclical world conference on high-temperature reactors HTR 2018 is happening in Warsaw. Thie year's ninth edition is organized by National Centre for Nuclear Research. Scientists, practicians and decision-makers from five continents are discussing, among other things, the perspectives of quick implementation of HTR technology in countries with advanced chemical industry, such as Poland.
2018.10.09 - Marek Pawłowski On 4th October doctorate studies were inaugurated in Świerk under RadFarm project - Radiopharmaceuticals for molecularly targeted diagnostics and medical therapy. 17 listeners will be attending the lectures and led their own research in four cooperating scientific units. The course is co-funded by National Centre for Research and Development's POWER programme.
2018.10.09 - Marek Pawłowski Monika Panfil, Nuclear Chemistry and Power Engineering graduate (the course led thgether by Faculty of Physics and Faculty of Chemistry of University of Warsaw) has won the 3rd award in this year's competition of Polish Nucleonic Society for best papers in the field of atomistics, master's theses category, for the work "Research on effects of daily ambient temperature fluctuation on reactivity supply of Maria reactor".
2018.10.02 - Marek Pawłowski We have published the newest six-minute version of a promotional film of the Maria reactor on our Youtube channel. It was prepared in two language versions (pl: https://youtu.be/JSgyYTqTKvE, en: https://youtu.be/tPHRjmQYXuY). NCBJ Communication and Promotion Office provides files with HD version of the movie to both employees and the media. The movie can be also watched by expanding this article.
2018.09.26 - Marek Pawłowski Neutrinos are (almost) undetectable particles, that can provide us with incredibly interesting information about the very beginning of the Universe. Construction of yet another powerful neutrino detector Hyper-Kamiokande will soon begin in Japan. This project, among many other topics, was discussed by guests from the whole world during the conference organized I Warsaw on 19th – 21st September by NCBJ (along with other institutions).