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  • SCK CEN - MYRRHA Mijlpaal protonen (2020)
    29 December '20

    Another MYRRHA first: ‘Into the new development phase at full throttle’

    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.

  • SCK CEN - Prijzenregen (2020)
    23 December '20

    SCK CEN research garners awards

    SCK CEN researchers are making a reputation for themselves even far beyond the site, including the youngest team members. No fewer than 9 scientists who carried out their research at SCK CEN won prizes last month. Congratulations to all! "We are proud of them, all the more so because SCK CEN Academy was at the cradle of this nuclear talent", says Michèle Coeck, Head of SCK CEN Academy.

  • 2020 SCK CEN Barometer PISA RADONORM
    17 December '20

    Launch SCK CEN Barometer 2020: what do people think about radiological risks and applications of nuclear technologies?

    Since 2002, the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK CEN) conducts research into people's perception of radiation risks and their attitudes towards nuclear technologies. The main research instrument used for this purpose is the “SCK CEN Barometer", a bi-yearly large-scale (N > 1000) public opinion survey among the Belgian population. The data collection for the 2020 Barometer is currently ongoing.