We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
Visitors could learn about the world of measurement science by performing fun, interactive experiments, including extracting DNA from a kiwi, exploring the nano-scale and pitting the human senses against our sophisticated detection equipment.
Visitors could also enjoy a guided tour of our linear accelerator – a unique research facility in the world that is rarely open to the public. A ‘must’ for those with a passion for physics!
Visitors could also get acquainted with the activities of its neighbouring Flemish research institute VITO on sustainable production, energy, material and environmental technology. There were also information stands from the neighbouring European School Mol and Europa Direct Antwerp.
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