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GEMINI 4.0 – polygeneration for industry and heating

The National Center for Nuclear Research takes part in the implementation of the international GEMINI 4.0 project carried out by over 20 institutions from Europe, Asia and the USA. The partners will develop a concept for the use of a high-temperature reactor for emission-free production of process and municipal heat, hydrogen, ammonia and other applications. ----

Influence of gravitational darkening on the spectrum of rotating objects

Wizja artystyczna układu podwójnego składającego się z gwiazdy neutronowej i gwiazdy o masie mniejszej niż masa Słońca.
Exotic, rapidly rotating objects are of interest to astrophysicists. Polish astronomers are trying to obtain information about the physical conditions inside fast-rotating neutron stars. In a work published in The Astronomical Journal, they enriched the analysis with effects resulting from the phenomenon of gravitational darkening. ----

Research on new methods of producing 99mTc for nuclear medicine

Układ badawczy do elektrochemicznego rozpuszczania dysków molibdenowych
In recent years, work has been underway on alternative routes to the production of technetium-99m, used in nuclear medicine. An example is the use of cyclotrons or linear accelerators. One of the stages of obtaining technetium using this method is currently being investigated by scientists from OR POLATOM at NCBJ. ----

Cosmology July – open registration for 5th Cosmology School

Logo 5 edycji Cosmology School
Registration for the 5th edition of the International Conference „Cosmology School – Introduction to Cosmology” co-organized by the National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCNR) has started. The conference has already become part of the schedule of Polish astrophysical scientific events and is recognized in the arena of cosmological conferences worldwide. ----

The success of irradiation of materials in the ISHTAR capsule at the MARIA reactor

Manipulator wciągający kapsułę wysokotemperaturową ISHTAR do komory gorącej (Foto: NCBJ)
The works carried out by the MARIA reactor team, related to the study of construction materials for the fourth generation helium-cooled reactors, have been successfully completed. The ISHTAR (Irradiation System for High-Temperature Reactors) capsule has been taken out of the reactor core, and the irradiated samples inside have been submitted for further study. ----

Scientists train artificial neural networks to detect real-time releases of toxins

Obszar odpowiadający części centralnego Londynu, będący podstawą do przygotowania danych dla SSN, jak również wykorzystany w eksperymencie DAPPLE (skrzyżowanie Marylebone Road i Gloucester Place, 51.5218N 0.1597W)
When a release of hazardous substances is detected, it is most important to locate the source quickly and precisely and predict the direction of further spread. Instead of computationally demanding dispersion models, models based on Artificial Neural Networks can help. This will allow the contamination to be monitored in real time. Scientists from NCBJ are participating in the study of the possibility of using such models. ----

The history of the quasar HE 0435-5304 – the distance matters!

Zdjęcie kwazara HE 0435-5304 (centralny punkt na zdjęciu, zaznaczonym różowym krzyżem) wraz z najbliższym otoczeniem. Obraz został złożony z kilku zdjęć w różnych filtrach.
Publicly available data is not too popular among scientific breakthrough seekers. Usually they were extensively researched and there is nothing more to discover. However, there are exceptions, such as the quasar HE 0435-5304, which sounds boring by name. ----

Scientists from the NOMATEN Center of Excellence at NCBJ show how to link the structure of materials with their properties thanks to the tools of materials informatics

AI wheel, zobrazowanie narzędzi i metod wykorzystywanych w informatyce materiałowej (Źródło: NOMATEN).
The Materials Structure, Informatics and Function (MASIF) group at NOMATEN deals with the search for relationships between the structure of materials and their properties. The data obtained in an experimental way or generated in various simulations are processed using materials informatics. The work of the group at NOMATEN is led by Ph.D. Stefanos Papanikolaou. ----

Two new BIS Sonatas in the Department of Theoretical Physics

Two scientists from NCBJ received grants from the National Science Center in the next, 11th Sonata BIS competition. Sebastian Trojanowski, Ph.D. presented a project entitled „Investigation of light particles in the dark sector of the Universe”. The second awarded project was submitted by Ph.D. Andrzej Hryczuk. It is entitled „Dark Matter and Baryogenesis in Multicomponent Dark Sectors and Extended Cosmological Models”. ----

Meeting of the Minister of Climate and Environment Anna Moskwa with the NCBJ Director, Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Krzysztof Kurek

Minister Anna Moskwa i Dyrektor NCBJ prof. Krzysztof Kurek w hali reaktora MARIA. Źródło: Ministerstwo Klimatu i Środowiska
During the meeting, which took place on Thursday, February 17 at the National Center for Nuclear Research, Minister of Climate and Environment Anna Moskwa and NCBJ Director Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Krzysztof Kurek raised many topics related to the functioning and development of NCBJ, including extension of the license to operate the MARIA reactor, large CERAD and PolFEL projects and the status of nuclear institutes in the light of the development of nuclear energy in Poland. ----