JRC News

  1. 12 Jun 2012

    A picture is worth a thousand words. This is the reason why the image shown has been awarded the title of "image of the year" by the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM). It comes from a study led by the Joint Research Centre´s (JRC) Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU) and conducted in collaboration with University Hospital Heidelberg

  2. 12 Sep 2012

    In the framework of the European Forum for Science and Industry, the JRC has organised on 11 September 2012 a roundtable discussion on "Scientific support for nuclear decommissioning".

  3. 9 Dec 2008

    The Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart, a form of extended periodic table of the elements that displays all known atoms of any element and their radioactive data, is 50 years old today. To celebrate the occasion, the JRC Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU) in Karlsruhe is hosting selected guests including Members of European Parliament, politicians and Nobel prizes laureates, for a discussion of its history and use since its creation in 1958. The event will also serve as the launch of a book specially prepared for the chart's anniversary.

  4. 14 Feb 2009

    Today at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Chicago, Ekaterina Dadachova of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York gave a topical lecture on "Novel approaches to the therapy of infectious diseases", detailing the results of a joint project with scientists at the JRC Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU) on the use of alpha-immunotherapy as a new option for the treatment of HIV infections.

  5. 14 Feb 2009

    Today, at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Chicago, JRC Director-General Roland Schenkel gave a presentation as part of a symposium entitled "Keeping the Lights on: The revival of Nuclear Energy".

  6. 11 Dec 2013

    The European Commission has adopted the JRC's first Work Programme for 2014-2015 under Horizon 2020, the new EU strategy to boost research and innovation. The programme is aligned with the European Union's policy priorities, such as overcoming the economic crisis, encouraging the use of renewable energy and tackling climate change.

  7. 19 Mar 2008

    The JRC Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU) has been involved in the determination of the phonon dispersion curves of single crystalline PuCoGa5 samples by inelastic X-ray scattering (IXS) at room temperature. This was done at the European Synchrotron in Grenoble (ESRF). The understanding of the superconductor PuCoGa5 physical properties will allow advances in the global understanding of unconventional superconductivity.

  8. 29 Oct 2014

    A study evaluating the immunogenicity of tumour cells after they have been irradiated with the alpha particle emitter bismuth-213 (213Bi) showed resistance to further tumour challenge.

  9. 17 Jun 2010

    Vincenzo Rondinella, Dimitrios Papaioannou, Ramil Nasyrow and Jean-Paul Glatz from the JRC Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU) received, together with their co-authors, the 2009 Significant Contribution Award by the Materials Science and Technology Division of the American Nuclear Society for their paper entitled "Characterization of Metallic Fuel for the Transmutation of Minor Actinides in Fast Reactor".

  10. 23 Oct 2007

    On 22 October, the first official meeting of the Association for Research and Lecturing in Nuclear Engineering in Southwest Germany took place. It is aimed at bringing together actors involved in research and lecturing in the field of nuclear engineering. The JRC's Institute for Transuranium Elements in Karlsruhe is one of the founding members of the association, together with the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg, the Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg, the University of Karlsruhe (TH), the University of Stuttgart and the universities of Furtwangen and Ulm.