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Further call for Ph.D. studentships in new reactor technologies

The National Centre for Nuclear Research announces the further round of applications for doctoral studies in reactor physics within the framework of the project “New reactor concepts and safety analyses for the Polish Nuclear Energy Program”. All the candidates with both science and engineering undergraduate degrees are welcome to apply though a very strong educational background is expected from the candidates. The deadline for applications is 25th of March 2019. ----

Simulation of cyberattack for training in European Union Agency for Network and Information Security

foto: Marek Pawłowski / NCBJ
CyberLab cybersecurity laboratory in Świerk is expanding their research work and international cooperation. At the end of last year the lab generated examples of network traffic that happens during a cyberattack on an industrial network. The data will serve to train security experts by European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) and were recently added to Agency’s training materials. ----

NCBJ agreement: Joint research on nuclear technology with the Japanese

Professor Tatsuya Okubo, Dean of School of Engineering of University of Tokyo and Professor Krzysztof Kurek, Director General of National Centre for Nuclear Research are signing an agreement on academic exchange (foto: NCBJ)
On 28th January Professor Tatsuya Okubo, Dean of School of Engineering, University of Tokyo and Professor Krzysztof Kurek, Director General of National Centre for Nuclear Research have signed an agreement on academic exchange between institutions they represent. The agreement was signed during Polish-Japanese seminar on high temperature reactor technology, which was held in Warsaw. ----

POLAR reports mysterious polarisation of cosmic gamma ray bursts

Liftoff of a rocket with POLAR detector on board (foto Dominik Rybka / NCBJ)
POLAR detector was launched in September 2016 on board of the Chinese space laboratory Tiangong-2. Scientists just published the first research results in Nature Astronomy. POLAR is the result of cooperation between Switzerland (University of Geneva and Paul Scherrer Institut), Poland (National Centre for Nuclear Research) and China. ----

PhD studies of 4th generation reactors inaugurated

Inauguration ceremony PHD4GEN (foto: Marcin Jakubowski / NCBJ)
On 11th January in Świerk the grand inauguration ceremony of new PhD studies PHD4GEN, devoted to newest nuclear reactor technology, was held. A cycle of 15 lectures led by an international team of specialists is provided for 11 students, along with educational trips, conferences… and high scholarships. ----

HTR on the list of National Smart Specializations

HTR 2018 Conference, Warsaw (foto: NCBJ)
High temperature nuclear reactors (HTR) are on the list of National Smart Specializations (KIS) in group KIS 4: Highly efficient, low-emission and integrated systems for production, storage, transmission and distribution of energy. This opens a way for NCBJ to conduct research in this field with aid from the EU funds, among other things. ----

C-BORD: Cargo control can be faster and more effective

Gdańsk - container port (foto: NCBJ)
Mission of the European C-BORD project, finalised in November 2018, was to develop and test a complex, affordable solution for inspecting containers and large cargo on EU borders. The project involved five control methods and the obtained results prove, that their integration into a functioning system is entirely possible. The participants of the project were, among others, scientists from NCBJ and the National Revenue Administration. ----

Production of titanium nitride layer on metallic base

Production of titanium nitride layer on metallic base
Scientists from NCBJ and ITME have patented an innovative method of titanium nitride layer production on metallic bases. Using this invention, the layer of titanium nitride has uniform phase composition, high durability and is characterized by low friction coefficient. This method can find its practical use in production of bearings, for example. ----

Associate Professor Engineer Renata Mikołajczak in scientific committee of ARRONAX institute

Associate Professor Engineer Renata Mikołajczak (photo: Marcin Jakubowski / NCBJ)
Associate Professor Engineer Renata Mikołajczak (POLATOM@NCBJ) joined the International Scientific Committee of ARRONAX institute in France. Institute, the name of which is an abbreviation of Accelerator for Research in Radiochemistry and Oncology at Nantes Atlantic possesses a cyclotron with energy up to 70 MeV used mainly for production of strontium-82, as well as germanium-68 and astatine-211. Experience in production of the last of these isotopes can be very valuable for cyclotron CERAD constructed in Świerk. ----

Detection of four additional gravity wave signals

Artist's vision of a collision generating gravitational waves (picture: NCBJ)
Analysis of data from Advanced LIGO detectors revealed four new sources of gravitational waves. The signal GW170729 is connected to the most massive and distant source that was observed so far. Another one, GW170818, was discovered thanks to global network of three LIGO-Virgo detectors. It corresponds to the binary system located around 2,5 bilion light years from Earth. ----

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