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Another milestone in the Cherenkov Telescope Array project

Visualization of CTA telescopes (source: portal.cta-observatory.org)
CTA Resource Bard composed of representatives of various government agencies financing the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) global project met on March 26 in Heidelberg. Selection of a site for CTA observatory on the northern hemisphere was discussed. 5 discussed locations involved 2 sites in US, 1 in Mexico, and 2 in Canary Islands (Spain). ----

Diplomas of scientific degrees

Wręczenie dyplomów uzyskania stopni naukowych w NCBJ
On March 24, 2015, NCBJ Scientific Council held a solemn session during which scientists who successfully concluded formal proceedings to get a higher scientific degree received their diplomas. ----

Cooperation in development of nuclear technologies

D. Verwaerde (CEA) i prof. G. Wrochna (NCBJ) podpisują porozumienie o współpracy między instytutami (fot. M. Śmiarowski KPRM)
Agreement on cooperation in developing nuclear technologies reached between French CEA and Polish research institutions was signed on March 12 in Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland. The cooperation should help to accomplish international projects, to more effectively acquire European funds, and to develop competences in both countries. ----

LHC, the mightiest particle accelerator in the world, ready for Run 2

Tunel LHC (fot. CERN)
Physicists all over the world have been eagerly waiting for that moment. LHC is ready for start-up after Long Shutdown 1. Just like in a next season of a good seque, even more exciting events are expected in the coming LHC Run 2 as compared to discovery of the Higgs boson that crowned Run 1 two years ago. ----

There is no need to be afraid of ionising radiation – even after Fukushima

Dr. Andrzej Strupczewski, Professor in NCBJ
Fear is dominating practically every discussions on consequences of the Fukushima accident. However, you need not to fear radiation, you need to understand it.   ----

Access to NEA-DATA-BANK

Narodowe Centrum Badań Jądrowych (NCBJ) jako pierwszy ośrodek w Polsce, skorzystało z dostępu do banku danych Agencji Energii Jądrowej Organizacji Współpracy Gospodarczej i Rozwoju (NEA-DATA-BANK).
NCBJ – as the first institution in Poland – has been granted access to data bank maintained by OECD’s Nuclear Energy Agency. Access to the data will help Świerk researchers to more competently evaluate safety of nuclear facilities, including nuclear power reactors. ----

EWA and MARIA confirm competences of Polish scientists

EWA construction site
EWA, the first nuclear reactor ever operated in Poland and MARIA, the sole research nuclear reactor operated in Poland helped Polish scientists to perfect their competences in designing/con­structing and safe operation of nuclear power plants.   ----

COMPASS yields key data on strong interactions

COMPASS yields key data on strong interactions
COMPASS experiment run in CERN reported in Physical Review Letters that thay obtained key data on strong interactions ----

Modern vocational education offer from NCBJ

Students on a training course in NCBJ (February 2014) (photo Justyna Wojciechowicz)
NCBJ offers curricula, textbook model, set of lab exercises worked out to improve science teaching performance in technical secondary/vocational schools. Scientists intend also to establish Mazovian Nucleonics Network, a forum to disseminate knowledge on ionising radiation-related topics. ----

Techimmuna will help to treat rheumatoid arthritis

Techimmuna will help to diagnose various cases of inflammation
NCBJ POLATOM Radioisotope Centre has just introduced a new product to the nuclear medicine preparations market. Techimmuna will help to diagnose various cases of inflammation, in particular rheumatoid arthritis. ----

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