Dalton Nuclear Institute
Heritage 17th June 2020
Sir John Cockcroft helped to prevent an even bigger disaster when fire broke out at the Windscale nuclear facility in 1957. Find out how.
Our partners 12th March 2020
How can you predict the future 100 or 1,000 years from now? It’s a question Sellafield researchers and scientists have to ask. Now, a new exhibition will help to visualise the unknown future of the nuclear power plant.
Social responsibility 14th March 2019
For the fourth year running, The University of Manchester (and a couple of robots) descended on the Trafford Centre to get kids talking about science and engineering at ScienceX.
Research impact and institutes 7th February 2019
The University of Manchester has been awarded funds by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) organisation that will support three brand new Centres for Doctoral Training.
Our partners 26th April 2018
As part of my work at the Dalton Cumbrian Facility, I had the opportunity to visit Chernobyl last month. There are few people working in the nuclear industry who don’t know what happened at the power plant near the town of Pripyat, in what is now the Ukraine, 32 years ago this week. For those […]
Our partners 7th February 2018
I work in a place where robots roam the hallways, chemists explore radioactive materials and physicists work with the world’s most powerful dual-beam particle accelerator. Located between the Irish Sea and the beautiful Lake District National Park, the Dalton Cumbrian Facility is a satellite site for the University of Manchester’s Dalton Nuclear Institute. It is […]
Heritage 10th October 2017
Did you know that Manchester is the birthplace of modern nuclear physics? It was created right here by Ernest Rutherford and his colleagues, and this year marks a century since Rutherford initiated the first artificial nuclear reaction. And that wasn’t the end of the team’s breakthroughs. Between 1914 and 1919, Rutherford led many experiments in […]
Our partners 11th August 2017
As the Cold War fades into history, fewer and fewer people remember what life was like lived under the ever-present threat of nuclear warfare. Indeed, even during the Cold War years, the reality of nuclear weapons was downplayed. Atmospheric testing was banned in 1963, driving tests underground – out of sight and out of mind […]
Departments 28th July 2017
When it comes to the nuclear power industry, you’ll always be playing the long game. So, when you’re considering its future, you need to think long-term. And one topic occupying the minds of people in the nuclear power industry right now is the future of its power source. Uranium, a silver-grey coloured heavy metal that […]
Our partners 28th June 2017
In order for people to seriously consider nuclear as an alternative to fossil fuels, the industry needs to continue being open, honest and straightforward in its discourse. That’s the conclusion of ‘Making Sense of Nuclear’, which is released today (June 28th – download it here). The new publication has been produced by Sense About Science with […]