Tour of ISIS http://www.isis.stfc.ac.uk/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISIS_neutron_source Scott Lawrie, who is involved in research using ISIS, kindly, took us around. The reason for the microphone was because the noise made it. This is what he had to say about his job at ISIS: I work for the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) on the ISIS […]Read more "Teachers Day at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory 2014"
Nuclear Energy – The Facts Behind The Fuss John Roberts School of Physics & Astronomy The University of Manchester Nuclear Energy http://www.edfenergy.com/energy/power-stations/sizewell-b http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sizewell_nuclear_power_stations Sizewell B is a nuclear power station on the Suffolk coast. It is the UK’s only Pressurised Water Reactor. Its construction began in 1988 and it started generating electricity in 1995.It is […]Read more "Teachers Day at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory 2014"
Cloud Chambers and Cool Dry Ice A workshop overseen by Gary Williams at the IOP http://iopscience.iop.org/0031-9120/page/Gary%20Williams%20interview In this workshop we had a go at making a large cloud chamber and looked at safe radioactive sources. We were given information on obtaining and using dry ice. About dry ice Dry ice is solid carbon dioxide which […]Read more "Teachers Day at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory 2014"
Cauldrons in the Cosmos David Jenkins Department of Physics University of York With thanks to Brian Fulton, York and Marialuisa Aliotta, Edinburgh In search of the building blocks of the Universe There is a saying that we are all stardust because all the elements that make up the known matter in the Universe, including us, […]Read more "Teachers Day at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory July 2014"
The course focused on curriculum linked topics in nuclear physics such as nuclear astrophysics, nuclear medicine and nuclear energy, and was presented by researchers active in these fields. The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) employs over 2,200 staff over seven locations: Swindon, Head Quarters; Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire, which is part of the […]Read more "Teachers Day at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory 2014"