Adventures in Japan – Reactor Cores and Dragon Eggs19 December 2018In October 2018 a team from the University of Bristol, led by RAIN researchers Professor Tom Scott and Dr Yannick Verbelen with Dr Chris Hutson and PhD student Dean Connor ventured to Japan, flying first to Osaka for a visit to collaboration partners at the Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute (KURRI).
Three months with Hitachi-GE: a Student's story6 November 2018Each year one student on the MSc Nuclear Science and Engineering programme at the University of Bristol is able to undertake an exciting internship with Hitachi-GE in Japan.
£9.4m Research Funding Announced for Collaborative Nuclear Decommissioning Research5 October 2018A large programme of projects looking into nuclear decommissioning has been announced, that will see a consortium of 11 universities collaborate with industry on over 40 projects with funding totalling over £9m. This includes South West Nuclear Hub members the universities of Bristol and Southampton, as well as Cavendish Nuclear.
A year's supply of galaxy clusters4 October 2018The international team working on the XXL Survey has released a new dataset of 365 clusters of galaxies and 26,000 active galactic nuclei, along with 20 papers presenting the results from the new data.
‘Dragon eggs’ hatched to monitor volcanic activity7 September 2018The University of Bristol is pioneering the monitoring of volcanic activity by developing a cutting-edge measurement system that can withstand the harsh conditions around the heart of an active volcano.
The BCFN at Blue Dot Festival7 August 2018Students from the BCFN wowed spectators at the Blue Dot Festival with their polarized stained glass windows!
IAC Celebrates Latest PhD Graduates 20 July 2018Two PhD students from the Interface Analysis Centre celebrated their graduation during the July Ceremonies having successfully completed their nuclear-related theses.
IAC Students Recognised for Superior Research Papers20 July 2018Two PhD students from the School of Physics at the University of Bristol have received "Superior Paper” recognition for their research following the Waste Management Symposium (WMS) 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona earlier this year.
Kate Oliver and the Agony Auncles of Science8 May 2018BCFN 4th year student, Kate Oliver, was the MC at the first Bristol edition of Agony Auncles of Science; a show which provides comedic scientific answers to audience submitted problems.
BCFN students on the BBC26 March 2018Students Maddy Nichols and Rafael Moreno Tortolero who have just returned from working alongside world-leading prosthetic limb manufacturers Ottobock at the PyeongChang Winter Paralympics have been featured on the BBC.
Agony Auncles of Science19 March 2018Science Showoff Bristol is bringing the Agony Auncles of Science to the Crofter's Rights on 27th March
Kate Oliver exhibits at STEM for Britain15 March 2018BCFN student Kate Oliver exhibited her work to MPs and other scientists in the House of Commons on 12 March as part of STEM for Britain. Here's what she had to say about the exciting event.
British Science Week Schools Day at Unit DX15 March 2018On Tuesday 13th March Laura Sosa and Angela Suriyakumaran from the BCFN helped celebrate British Science Week by getting involved in outreach sessions at Unit DX
BCFN and BDC in Mexico23 February 2018Delegates from the Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials and Bristol Doctoral College visited Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP), in Puebla, Mexico from February 6th – 9th as part of an event sponsored by the British Council “Higher Education Links” programme to discuss the development of closer doctoral training links between UDLAP, BCFN and Bristol.
Seeing the value of scientific study16 February 2018BCFN and Synthesis CDT students took some time out from their laboratory studies to explore the commercial potential of the research going on around them, in a month-long Business Bootcamp programme that looks set to yield two new university-linked start-up companies.
BCFN Industry Conference 2017 26 January 2018The Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials hosted its inaugural industry showcase, 'Materials for the Industries of Tomorrow', at We The Curious science centre in Bristol