JRC News

  1. 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.

     

  2. 17 Apr 2015

    To understand whether laboratories can accurately determine the date of the production of uranium, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) organised a proficiency test through its specific inter-laboratory comparison programme REIMEP. The outcome of this exercise confirmed the participating laboratories' capability to perform this type of measurement.

  3. 20 Feb 2015

    Registration Now Open! - Every two years the JRC-ITU organises Summer Schools on Actinide Science at its laboratories in Karlsruhe. Young researchers from all over the world have participated in lectures, laboratory visits and demonstrations. The 8th Summer School will be held from the 15th to the 19th of June 2015.

  4. 12 Dec 2014

    Supply and Installation of systems for detection of illicit trafficking and inadvertent movement of nuclear and radioactive materials at borders of Republic of Tajikistan.

  5. 11 Nov 2014

    To improve the sustainability of nuclear security training in Balkan countries, the JRC conducted at its EUSECTRA facility in Karlsruhe advanced training sessions.

  6. 11 Nov 2014

    SCINTILLA is an FP7 project aimed at building a comprehensive toolbox of devices based on technologies which allow for the enhanced detection and identification of difficult to detect radioactive sources and nuclear material.

  7. 6 Nov 2014

    JRC Scientists were amongst the winners at November's IAEA Symposium on International Nuclear Safeguards in Vienna.

     

    The E-Poster titled "Open Source Analysis in Support of Non-proliferation Monitoring and Verification Activities: Using the New Media to Derive Unknown New Information" was produced by: F.V. Pabian, G. Renda, R. Jungwirth, L.K. Kim, E. Wolfart & G.G.M. Cojazzi of JRC-ITU Ispra.

  8. 15 Oct 2014

    From 13-17 October 2014, the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) will host the second of two workshops on helium-3 (He-3) alternative materials and technologies for safeguards applications, under the U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA)-Euratom Action Sheet 47, at the JRC Ispra Site.

  9. 13 Oct 2014

    JRC scientists propose, in collaboration with experts from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, a way forward for dating of plutonium materials, unveiling the history of their use. This contributes to deter illicit trafficking of nuclear materials.

  10. 9 Oct 2014

    In collaboration with the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), JRC scientists have measured the properties of a new type of liquid scintillator. With advanced digital electronics, a detector built with this material is capable of distinguishing between neutron and gamma radiation. This enables the use of the material for detection systems against illicit trafficking of radioactive sources and nuclear material (nuclear security), and for the quantification of fissile and special nuclear material in nuclear samples and fuel assemblies (safeguards).