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  • SCK CEN - Roger Van Geen (2021)
    03 February '21

    Eric Salmon receives the “Roger Van Geen” Chair

    On Wednesday, February 3, 2021, Eric Salmon received the “Roger Van Geen 2019” Chair. Eric Salmon is a doctor of medicine, specialising in neurology and nuclear medicine. The prize was awarded by the Director-General of SCK CEN Eric van Walle, the Chair of SCK CEN’s Scientific Council Thomas Pardoen, and Véronique Halloin, Secretary General of F.R.S.-FNRS.  (Portrait photograph: ©vedia)

  • SCK CEN - Infrastructuur BR2 (2019)
    02 February '21

    Measurement system set up outside allowed operating conditions

    One of the measuring systems used to monitor the power of the BR2 research reactor was set up - for less than half an hour - in a position that is not allowed by the operating conditions. This incident had no practical impact on the operation of BR2 or the well-being of staff, the public or the environment. 

  • 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.