JRC News

  1. 20 Jul 2015

    JRC scientist Stefaan Pommé authored and co-authored 6 papers in a special issue of the journal Metrologia dealing with uncertainty in radioactivity measurements. The knowledge of uncertainty is crucial for the evaluation of the quality of measurement results.

  2. 17 Jul 2015

    Beginning on the 16th of July 2015, will be the Karlsruhe Atomic days. Including presentations and discussions about the consequences of nuclear phase-out, the search for a repository and nuclear research in Germany.

  3. 7 Jul 2015

    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.

  4. 6 Jul 2015

    In close collaboration with scientists from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Stephan Richter from the JRC-Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements examined the merits and limitations of  available mass spectrometric instrumentations for nuclear safeguards applications.

  5. 6 Jul 2015

    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.

  6. 22 Jun 2015

    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.

     

  7. 16 Jun 2015

    Scientists from the JRC-Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements contributed to experiments at CERN, studying neutron induced fission reactions on the two main uranium isotopes, U-235 and U-238. These reactions are fundamentally important in the field of nuclear technology, particularly for the development of new systems for energy production and nuclear waste transmutation.

  8. 11 Jun 2015

    On 10 June 2015, in Budapest, the JRC and the European Academies' Science Advisory Council (EASAC) organised an event, hosted by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, member of EASAC. The event was part of the regional promotion of a joint JRC-EASAC report on the "Management of Spent Nuclear Fuel and its Waste".

  9. 28 May 2015

    The JRC developed a new analytical function to model peak shapes in alpha-particle spectra, leading to a more accurate derivation of activity ratios and fundamental constants.

  10. 20 Apr 2015

    The Joint Research Centre (JRC) produced the first two uranium reference materials certified for the production date for validation of methods.