In this episode of The Buzz we go nuclear, asking Drs Aneeqa Khan and Laura Leay whether nuclear power could be the answer to our future energy needs.
To mark the United Nations’ International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Dr Aneeqa Khan, Harwell Research Fellow in Nuclear Fusion, discusses her journey.
Francis Livens, Director of the Dalton Nuclear Institute, tells us about Manchester’s new Radioactive Waste Management Research Support Office.
Sir John Cockcroft helped to prevent an even bigger disaster when fire broke out at the Windscale nuclear facility in 1957. Find out how.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]