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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.

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RISE - raderdiertjes naar ruimte (2019)
12 November '19

The University of Namur and SCK CEN are sending Rotifers In SpacE (RISE Project): a world premiere

This autumn, the University of Namur (UNamur) and the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK CEN) are sending a unique experiment to the International Space Station (ISS). A spatial enterprise strictly led by Belgian labs! As part of this research, hardware has been developed to keep rotifers alive autonomously, i.e. without any intervention from an astronaut. These rotifers have an extraordinary radioresistance.

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Health

From cancer research to the impact of radioactivity on the body: SCK CEN’s research knows no boundaries.

Environment

SCK CEN is working on many applications to protect people and the environment, now and in a distant future, against ionising radiation.

Society

Any research conducted by SCK CEN has a social added value, but society is also the very subject of one specific research field.

Materials

Thanks to its knowledge in material aging, SCK CEN accurately predicts how materials (will) behave in a nuclear reactor.

Technology

SCK CEN boosts innovation in nuclear technology in various ways.

Safety

Safety is our priority, radiation protection our keyword. SCK CEN measures, monitors and analyses.

SCK CEN Academy

SCK CEN Academy: a matter of acquiring and sharing knowledge

Making progress by letting our scientific curiosity prevail. This is what our research centre is about. This reasoning leads to breakthroughs. However, we can only make a difference if we share our knowledge with others. This is why SCK CEN and its Academy offer a whole range of training courses and schooling.
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