Exploring a better tomorrow
We explore. Driven by our passion for science. Boosted by our unique infrastructure. We sound out the frontiers. We expand our knowledge in various nuclear areas. However many horizons we may explore, we always pursue the same objective: developing innovative applications for society. Why do we strive for this objective? Because we are convinced that, with one of the smallest elements on earth, the atom, we can make the biggest difference for society. Both now and in the future.
In the picture
In the summer, we reported on the first acceleration of MYRRHA's proton beam, an important step in the construction of this unique research reactor. Our researchers have just taken that result to the next level. For the first time, the Radio Frequency Quadrupole produced a proton beam at the exact requirements to drive the particle accelerator. “A milestone we have been working towards for 6 years, a breakthrough that is the result of international collaborations,” said Hamid Aït Abderrahim, Director of MYRRHA and Deputy Director-General of SCK CEN.
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From cancer research to the impact of radioactivity on the body: SCK CEN’s research knows no boundaries.
SCK CEN is working on many applications to protect people and the environment, now and in a distant future, against ionising radiation.
Any research conducted by SCK CEN has a social added value, but society is also the very subject of one specific research field.
Thanks to its knowledge in material aging, SCK CEN accurately predicts how materials (will) behave in a nuclear reactor.
SCK CEN boosts innovation in nuclear technology in various ways.
Safety is our priority, radiation protection our keyword. SCK CEN measures, monitors and analyses.
SCK CEN Academy: a matter of acquiring and sharing knowledge
Events & fairs
Online lectures in the frame of the chair Roger Van Geen | Prof. Dr. Eric Salmon
Online training | Opleiding in stralingsbescherming voor werknemers conform Artikel 25 ARBIS
Online training | Basisopleiding stralingsbescherming RPO Klasse II & III
Online | FOREvER Summer School