The Beam is a collaborative, cross-disciplinary research network hosted by The University of Manchester’s Dalton Nuclear Institute and the School of Social Sciences. The network brings together the nuclear sciences and social research to investigate how nuclear industry engages, integrates and spars with communities that surround it while, in parallel, contributing to their formation.
The University of Manchester seeks to foster and promote research in the domain of the nuclear and social sciences. The Beam was founded to make visible the work the University is undertaking in this area, as well as to provide a space for others to share their activities.
We hope The Beam will become a vehicle to promote critical exchange and debate across industry, academia, and government in ways that include the perspectives and the silences of all who reflect on social implications of living with nuclear power and waste.
Meet the team
The Beam is managed by a cross-disciplinary team at The University of Manchester.
BNFL Chair in Nuclear Energy Systems, Dalton Nuclear Institute, The University of Manchester
Professor of Management and Organisation, Alliance Manchester Business School
Dalton Research Fellow, School of Social Sciences, The University of Manchester