Actinides have many applications in various scientific and technological fields, underpinning research is carried out at JRC-ITU in collaboration with a number of academic partners worldwide.
JRC-ITU as part of a consortium led by Westinghouse Nuclear will research new methods of nuclear fuel generation to support five EU member states. Over 50% of the low carbon nuclear energy generation in the five countries is dependent on foreign supply, the project aim is to diversify the fuel source and reduce foreign dependency on the EU's low carbon energy sources.
This is the 20th annual meeting of the ITWG. The working group was established in response to illicit trafficking of nuclear and other radioactive materials in Europe in the early 1990s. Since then, experts from more than 50 countries have participated in ITWG activities and supported the development and application of forensics techniques to illicit uses of nuclear and other radioactive material.
The Futuris programme (Euronews) offers the latest news on technical & scientific research projects across Europe; in a series of small video episodes and web reports. The latest in the series 'atomic detectives' explores the EUSECTRA facility at JRC-ITU and demonstrates the work of the scientists in combatting nuclear criminal activity.
On the 27th June as part of the 300th Birthday of the City of Karlsruhe, EFFEKTE 2015 transforms the palace (schloss) gardens of Karlsruhe into a huge science experience where visitors can enjoy live experiments, demonstrations, science shows and a varied stage program. Taking part in the festival will be a variety of scientific institutions, municipal buildings, cultural institutions and retail stores hosting various events on the subject of science and research.