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Nuclear forensics keeps tabs on radioactive materials, big science summer school launches in Spain

13 Oct 2022 Hamish Johnston

In this episode of the Physics World Weekly podcast, the physicist and nuclear forensics expert Tom Scott sings the praises of careers in the nuclear industry and explains why tracing illicit radioactive materials benefits from a multidisciplinary approach. Based at the UK’s University of Bristol, he also describes new type of battery that runs on nuclear waste.

Also on hand is Blanca Biel Ruiz, who is a physicist at Spain’s University of Granada. She is setting up a summer school with the aim of encouraging people to pursue careers in big science. There soon will be plenty of opportunities in Granada, where work is underway to build the IFMIF-DONES facility for testing materials for future fusion reactors.

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