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Evaluation of the Patrol-2015 exercises in Świerk

Commander Jacek Barański, Colonel Bogusław Kot, and Professor Krzysztof Kurek, NCBJ Director General (photo Marcin Jakubowski, NCBJ)
Commander Jacek Barański, Head of Centre for Contamination Analyses (COAS) and Colonel Bogusław Kot, Chief Expert in the Department of Defence Against Weapons of Mass Destruction in General Command of Polish Armed Forces visited NCBJ on January 11. ----

3rd edition of the “Atom for Science” project

3rd edition of the “Atom for Science” project
3rd edition of the “Atom for Science”, nation-wide educational project accomplished by the PGE EJ 1 company, kicked off on January 12, 2016. That way the Company responsible for development of the first nuclear power plant in Poland encourages students and academic staff to take a more close interest in nuclear power. During this academic year PGE EJ 1 is going to develop a more tight cooperation with several universities. Within that framework, some attractive contests have been prepared for young scientists. ----

First electrons in European XFEL

European XFEL electron injector (photo Dirk Nölle, DESY)
Succesful acceleration of first electrons in XFEL electron injector is a major milestone in development of the European Free-Electron X-ray Laser. Eu-XFEL Accelerator Consortium has assigned NCBJ the task to produce and deliver some 1.2 million Euro worth components of control circuitry to-be-deployed at XFEL research stands. The assignment is a sure sign of recognition of capabilities of Polish science/industry. ----

NCBJ spokesman awarded for his professional information policy

Marek Sieczkowski, Urszula Rybicka, Lidia Sobańska
Marek Sieczkowski, NCBJ spokesman, has been awarded with the Tomasz Trzciński honourable mention for professionalism in shaping the Institute information policy. This prestigious award is awarded within the framework of the “Science Communicator 2015”  competition organized by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education together with the “Science in Poland” website run by PAP (Polish Press Agency). The award proves efficiency of Mr. Sieczkowski’s communication activities. ----

The GAMMA MAJOR project accomplished in Świerk

French and Polish researchers involved in the GAMMA MAJOR project in the MARIA reactor
GAMMA MAJOR (Gamma Heating of Maria and Jules Horowitz Reactor) research project comprised of some experiments, measurements and analyses done at the Świerk-operated MARIA research reactor. The last stage of the project has just been concluded. The results will help to safely operate the Jules Horowitz research reactor (JHR) under development in Cadarache (France). ----

Anti-terrorist exercise in Świerk

Anti-terrorist exercise in Świerk (photo Marcin Jakubowski, NCBJ)
National System of Contamination Detection & Alerting (KSWSiA) has been put to a nation-wide test dubbed “Patrol-15”. Anti-terrorist game played in NCBJ on November 19, 2015 was an episode of that test. ----

New NCBJ Director General

Associate Professor Eng. Krzysztof Kurek, NCBJ new  Director General (photo.NCBJ)
NCBJ, the largest research Institute in Poland, has a new Director General. The post held for the last 8 years by Professor Grzegorz Wrochna (till September 2011 Director of Institute for Nuclear Studies, NCBJ’s predecessor) has been taken over by Associate Professor Eng. Krzysztof Kurek, former NCBJ Secretary for Scientific Matters. ----

Research on 4th generation nuclear reactors

Layout of the 4th generation reactor developed within the Allegro project framework (source: World Nuclear News)
Coordinators of the Allegro research project run by the ESNII consortium and members of the V4G4 association Steering Committee met on October 21–22 in NCBJ. The so-far done research on 4th generation gas-cooled nuclear reactors have been summed up and schedule of works planned for the coming months was accepted. ----

Diplomatic business advisors visited Świerk

Club of Business Advisors members visiting NCBJ (photo Marcin Jakubowski, NCBJ)
NCBJ was visited by a group of foreign diplomats associated in Club of Business Advisors at the Polish National Chamber of Commerce. During their stay in Świerk the diplomats familiarized themselves with the structure, the current research potential, and the currently available commercial offer of the largest research Institute in Poland. ----

8th edition of Int’l School on Nuclear Power

8th edition of Int’l School on Nuclear Power
8th edition of Int’l School on Nuclear Power (October 26-30, 2015) is targeted at teachers/students, public administration officials, local government employees, civil servicemen, Polish nuclear power plant investor staff, companies/universities/research institutes involved in the programme to develop the first nuclear power plant in Poland, as well as at all other persons interested in the subject.    ----