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EWA reactor launched 60 years ago

On the 14th June 1958 the first nuclear reactor in Poland Was launched. EWA (Experimental, Water, Atomic) begun its work in the Institute for Nuclear Research, created three years prior (predecessor of NCBJ). The reactor Was bought from USSR and its construction assumed thermal power of 2 MW and thermal neutrons’ flux density of 2*1013 neutrons/s*cm2. ----

K. Frankiewicz has won an award for a poster about searching for a dark matter signal in Super-Kamiokande

At the beginning of June, during the „Neutrino 2018” conference in Heidelberg, young scientists were given awards in a poster session. Professor Ewa Rondio, the scientific director at the NCBJ, reports: „There were altogether almost 400 posters. More than 200 participated in the competition and a poster from Poland, from NCBJ won. The author is Katarzyna Frankiewicz, who has just submitted her PhD thesis. The poster contains partial results from her PhD thesis and its subject is search for dark matter annihilation in the interior of the Earth. The prize Was funded by the Hamamatsu company and awarded by prof. Kajita – Nobel laureate from 2015". ----

French Orders for scientists from NCBJ

Professor Grzegorz Wrochna awarded the Commander insignia of the Order of Academic Palms (photo: Embassy of the French Republic in Warsaw)
On Monday, June 11, the Ambassador of the French Republic in Poland, His Excellency Mr. Pierre Lévy, honored four NCBJ employees with Order of Academic Palms. The award is an expression of recognition for merits awarded to the development of scientific cooperation between France and Poland. The persons honored are: Prof. Grzegorz Wrochna, Mr. Tomasz Jackowski, Prof. Jacek Jagielski and Prof. Krzysztof Kurek. ----

Change of dates in the recruitment process for doctoral studies

Important message related to Ph.D. studentships application deadlines in the project “New reactor concepts and safety analyses for the Polish Nuclear Energy Program”: Because of some formal reasons the deadline for the first round of applications is extended to 28th June 2018, 17.00 CET. The exams will start on 11th of July 2018. The results will be announced on the 17th of July 2018. ----

OECD Nuclear Energy Agency Director General in Świerk

On May 29, Mr. William D. Magwood, IV, the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency Director General, together with a delegation visited Świerk. The meeting at the NCBJ was chaired by Mr. Andrzej Piotrowski, an adviser to the Minister of Energy. Professor Andrzej Chmielewski, Director of the Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology (IChTJ) and the meeting hosts - NCBJ management including the director, professor Krzysztof Kurek also attended the meeting. ----

About the CERAD project at the NOMATEN Conference

During the three-day NOMATEN Scientific Workshop (Świerk, 15-17.05.2018), a parallel session was organized for young radiopharmaceutical researchers as well a plenary session on radiopharmaceuticals, which ended with a round table discussion. Over 10 presentations were delivered, including three plenary talks. ----

Ph.D. studentships in new reactor technologies

National Center for Nuclear Research invites candidates for a 5-year doctoral studies in reactor physics within the framework of the project “New reactor concepts and safety analyses for the Polish Nuclear Energy Program”. See details at ----

Work for a new research agenda of Centre of Excellence in New Materials in Świerk

NCBJ hosts a three-day working conference dedicated to a project of creating centre of excellence for materials applicable in extreme conditions, NOMATEN. The project is a joint initiative of the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and National Centre for Nuclear Research. The centre was included in an exclusive group of projects, which gained recognition in the first phase of the EU competition Teaming for Excellence. ----

Preparation of area for the CERAD building soon to be completed

CERAD: przygotowywanie terenu (foto: Marek Pawłowski / NCBJ)
Work is ongoing on the construction site of Centre for Design and Synthesis of Molecularly Targeted Radiopharmaceuticals “CERAD” in Świerk. In the site, where the three-story building and a laboratory will be situated, an old boiler room has been already demolished and its fundations are being removed.  ----

In Świerk, about cybersecurity of nuclear installations

NCBJ, in cooperation with IAEA, has organized a workshop on conducting assessment on the state of cyber security in nuclear installations. Invited experts will meet in Świerk with workshop attendees, delegated from government agencies, scientific institutes and commercial organizations. They will present cyber security assessment methodology and recommended practices for identifying in advance cyber vulnerabilities and threats and taking appropriate prevention measures. ----