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Gas on the run – ALMA spots the shadow of a molecular outflow from a quasar when the Universe was less than one billion years old

Artist’s impression of an outflow of molecular gas from the quasar J2054-0005 (Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO))
Theoretical predictions have been confirmed with the discovery of an outflow of molecular gas from a quasar when the Universe was less than a billion years old. The results obtained from the observations of the ALMA telescope are of great importance for understanding the processes of star formation in galaxies. Dr. Darko Donevski from the NCBJ Astrophysics Division participated in the work of the research team. ----

Framatome and National Centre for Nuclear Research to collaborate on education

Podpisanie porozumienia pomiędzy profesorem Krzysztofem Kurkiem, dyrektorem NCBJ i Elisabeth Terrail, wiceprezes ds. zasobów ludzkich w Framatome
Framatome announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) to explore and pursue collaborative opportunities in nuclear education and research.  ----

Simulations help understand adsorption of molecules on α-alumina surface

Pozycje adsorbcji badanych cząsteczek: a) tlenu, b) wody, c) metanu i d) dwutlenku węgla. Widoczny jest fakt, że adsorbcja częściej występuje na atomach glinu (szare). Źródło:
α-alumina, one of the forms of aluminum oxide, is a widely used ceramic material, partly for its adsorption capacity. The understanding of this mechanism has been advanced by recent studies using state-of-the-art DFT calculations carried out by NOMATEN scientists at the NCBJ, which were highlighted on the cover of a special issue of the journal Physica Status Solidi B. ----

CIŚ achieves Tier 1 status for the LHCb experiment at CERN.

Centrum Informatyczne Świerk @NCBJ
The Świerk Information Center (CIŚ) the National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) has officially achieved Tier 1 status in the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG). This milestone establishes it as a network node for operational data production at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in CERN. ----

Polish border protected even better

System Multicontrol CanisMatic Rail na granicznym przejściu kolejowym w Hrubieszowie
A third comprehensive X-ray scanner for non-intrusive inspection of large-scale goods for the detection of threats or smuggling attempts has been delivered to the Polish border. The new MultiControl CanisMatic Rail device will operate at the Hrubieszów railway border crossing. Like the two previous devices already operating in Kuźnica Białostocka and Korsze, it is the work of the Polish company MultiControl sp. z o.o., and was created thanks to advanced NCBJ technology. ----

The CERAD cyclotron has arrived in Świerk

Umieszczanie cyklotronu w budynku laboratorium
The CERAD cyclotron, designed and built by the Belgian company IBA, has just been installed at NCBJ. It is one of the most advanced devices of its kind in the world. Thanks to it, research on new radiopharmaceuticals will be possible in Świerk, in particular those that will be specially designed for the needs of individual patients. ----

Nuclear Fuel Cladding Research - Collaboration with South Korea

Nanotesty w Laboratorium Badań Materiałowych NCBJ
In early December, the ATF Cladding project, jointly submitted by scientists from Poland and South Korea, was approved for implementation. The aim of the project is to perform a detailed study on the structural stability and associated changing functional properties of a new type of fuel cladding coated with a protective layer, designed for nuclear reactors. ----

Knowledge of cooling: crucial for nuclear reactor design

Statuetka nagrody SCOPE
A comprehensive methodology for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) has been developed in research conducted at the National Centre for Nuclear Research to accurately model turbulent flow and heat exchange phenomena in tightly packed fuel assembly geometry. These efforts were recognized at the international SCOPE conference. ----

The Main Science Popularizer Award goes to the Education and Training Division

Zespół Działu Edukacji i Szkoleń NCBJ
The Grand Prize in the 19th edition of the Science Popularizer competition was awarded to the Education and Training Division team at NCBJ. The award was given for their long-standing contributions in popularizing knowledge about ionizing radiation, radioactivity, nuclear energy, and natural radioactivity. These activities are of particular significance in the context of implementing Poland's energy transformation program. ----