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Concluding ceremony of the “Paths of Physics” contest 10th edition

Paths of Physics contest logo
Concluding ceremony of 10th edition of the “Paths of Physics” contest for high school students interested in the sciences will commence at 8:30 am on April 11 in PAN Institute of Physics lecture hall (Aleja Lotników 32/46, Warsaw). ----

Licence to operate MARIA research reactor renewed for 10 years

MARIA reactor room (photo NCBJ)
NCBJ’s licence to operate the MARIA research reactor was renewed by Polish National Atomic Energy Agency (PAA) for another period of 10 years. The licence has confirmed that the reactor is operated in line with the highest safety standards. ----

Another milestone in the Cherenkov Telescope Array project

Visualization of CTA telescopes (source:
CTA Resource Bard composed of representatives of various government agencies financing the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) global project met on March 26 in Heidelberg. Selection of a site for CTA observatory on the northern hemisphere was discussed. 5 discussed locations involved 2 sites in US, 1 in Mexico, and 2 in Canary Islands (Spain). ----

Diplomas of scientific degrees

Wręczenie dyplomów uzyskania stopni naukowych w NCBJ
On March 24, 2015, NCBJ Scientific Council held a solemn session during which scientists who successfully concluded formal proceedings to get a higher scientific degree received their diplomas. ----

Cooperation in development of nuclear technologies

D. Verwaerde (CEA) i prof. G. Wrochna (NCBJ) podpisują porozumienie o współpracy między instytutami (fot. M. Śmiarowski KPRM)
Agreement on cooperation in developing nuclear technologies reached between French CEA and Polish research institutions was signed on March 12 in Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland. The cooperation should help to accomplish international projects, to more effectively acquire European funds, and to develop competences in both countries. ----

LHC, the mightiest particle accelerator in the world, ready for Run 2

Tunel LHC (fot. CERN)
Physicists all over the world have been eagerly waiting for that moment. LHC is ready for start-up after Long Shutdown 1. Just like in a next season of a good seque, even more exciting events are expected in the coming LHC Run 2 as compared to discovery of the Higgs boson that crowned Run 1 two years ago. ----

There is no need to be afraid of ionising radiation – even after Fukushima

Dr. Andrzej Strupczewski, Professor in NCBJ
Fear is dominating practically every discussions on consequences of the Fukushima accident. However, you need not to fear radiation, you need to understand it.   ----


Narodowe Centrum Badań Jądrowych (NCBJ) jako pierwszy ośrodek w Polsce, skorzystało z dostępu do banku danych Agencji Energii Jądrowej Organizacji Współpracy Gospodarczej i Rozwoju (NEA-DATA-BANK).
NCBJ – as the first institution in Poland – has been granted access to data bank maintained by OECD’s Nuclear Energy Agency. Access to the data will help Świerk researchers to more competently evaluate safety of nuclear facilities, including nuclear power reactors. ----

EWA and MARIA confirm competences of Polish scientists

EWA construction site
EWA, the first nuclear reactor ever operated in Poland and MARIA, the sole research nuclear reactor operated in Poland helped Polish scientists to perfect their competences in designing/con­structing and safe operation of nuclear power plants.   ----

COMPASS yields key data on strong interactions

COMPASS yields key data on strong interactions
COMPASS experiment run in CERN reported in Physical Review Letters that thay obtained key data on strong interactions ----