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PHYSOR2020 will be hosted by the University of Cambridge and its Nuclear Energy Research Group within the Department of Engineering, supported by University of Birmingham. A world-leading centre of excellence in science and engineering, the university is home to the famous Cavendish Laboratory where the neutron itself was discovered by James Chadwick in 1932. Visit for full details.

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Why India wants to change its beaches into Nuclear Fuel

Dr Geoff Parks and Professor William Nuttall are quoted in the article … Today all commercial nuclear plants run on uranium, a fact at least partly down to geopolitics. The West’s development of nuclear energy was inextricably linked to the development of atomic bombs and uranium’s by-products are much easier to weaponise. “In a different era maybe a different choice would be made and we'd have headed down the thorium route in the 1950s instead, but we are where we are,” says Geoff Parks, a nuclear engineer at Cambridge University. William Nuttall, a professor at the Open University specialising in energy policy, understands how India’s historical perspective could make thorium attractive. But there’s little sign of an impending squeeze on uranium, so global markets provide a sustainable route to energy security, he says. It’s also entirely possible to decarbonise without nuclear. “Nuclear has attributes that mean it's beneficial in respect to climate change and energy security, but its case is not manifest,” he says.

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China General Nuclear Power Corporation Seminar

On the 23rd May Cambridge Nuclear Energy Centre and Energy@Cambridge hosted 27 senior executives from China General Nuclear Power Corporation

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May 2018 – Announcement We are very pleased to confirm that the MPhil in Nuclear Energy has gained accreditation from Energy Institute. The Energy Institute is a specialist professional body and operates under the rules of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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Nuclear Futures CDT

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Nuclear Energy Futures: A postgraduate training consortium comprising Imperial College London, University of Cambridge, University of Bristol, The Open University and Bangor University.

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UK Nuclear Academics Meeting

To be held on 8-9 September 2020, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge.

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