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100 Gbps link between Hamburg and Świerk

Last week NCBJ and European XFEL GmbH signed a framework agreement on cooperation. The agreement specifies legal terms on which NCBJ will participate in operation of and research conducted at the XFEL free electron laser newly constructed in the Hamburg area. That most powerful in the world laser is capable to produce ultra-short pulses of X-ray radiation that can open up new perspectives in research on matter in the microscale, in particular on biological and chemical micro-systems. ----

Material research in NCBJ for the Polish nuclear power programme

On an assignment from the Polish Ministry of Energy, NCBJ Material Research Lab has worked out guidelines for Polish companies involved in construction of nuclear power plants (NPPs). Guidelines how to conduct non-destructive and destructive tests of elements to be deployed in such plants have been compiled into a 50-page report. ----

Professor Leszek Roszkowski among winners of the IRAP competition

The Astrocent proposal to establish in Poland an international scientific centre to conduct research on gravitational waves/dark matter/other aspects of the “hidden Universe” using advanced technological instruments has obtained funding amounting to over PLN 37 million in the International Research Agendas Programme (IRAP) competition implemented by the Foundation for Polish Science and co-financed from the EU’s Smart Growth Operational Programme (POIR). ----

NCBJ wants to participate in development of new research facility in Russia

NCBJ is interested in the NICA project run in Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia (JINR). On the first day of 2nd international conference NICA Days 2017 held in Warsaw (November 6-10), a consortium of Polish research institutions interested in the project was established. On November 8 conference attendees were given an opportunity to visit some NCBJ labs in Świerk that may contribute to the project. ----

Representatives of the Chinese National Energy Administration in Świerk

Delegation of the Chinese National Energy Administration (NAE) headed by Mr. Liu Baohua, Deputy Director for Electricity and Nuclear Power, visited Świerk on November 6. The guests met with NCBJ management, were briefed by professor Krzysztof Kurek, NCBJ Director General, on NCBJ current operations and growth perspectives, visited the Maria research reactor and the Accelerating Structure Lab. ----

LIGO and Virgo make first detection of gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars

For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves in addition to light from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars. This marks the first time that a cosmic event has been viewed in both gravitational waves and light. ----

Science/local authorities/business meeting in Świerk

INNOMAZ 2017, the 1st Forum for cooperation between local authorities/science/business, will start on October 13, 2017 at 10 am at NCBJ premises in Świerk. The Forum has been organized by the Innomaz Association for the Mazovia Region Development in cooperation with the Warsaw University of Technology Faculty of Material Science and Engineering and with the Świerk Science & Technology Park. ----

9th International School on Nuclear Power

9th International School on Nuclear Power organized by Polish Ministry of Energy and NCBJ in cooperation with Warsaw University Faculty of Physics and State Enterprise Radioactive Waste Management Plant will be held on November 15-16, 2017 in Warsaw with two workshops organized on November 14 and November 17 in Świerk and Różan. Attractions for attendees include the "Direction: Mars" session and Professor A. K. Wróblewski's lecture commemorating 150th anniversary of Maria Curie-Skłodowska's birthday . ----