With the basic theory having shown that a nuclear chain reaction was possible the next step is to actually make it work, first with a stable nuclear reactor – the Chicago Pile 1. Then we [More]
The MSc in Nuclear Science and Engineering at the University of Bristol exploits existing close inter-faculty collaboration to provide a rich, research focussed, post-graduate programme with significant industry input.
Find out more about the exciting opportunities studying Nuclear Engineering offers at the time of the UK nuclear renaissance.
Food Irradiation involves shining electromagnetic radiation like X-rays and gamma rays or electron beams onto food to maintain food quality, kill harmful bacteria and control insects. The technique destroys microorganisms that can cause illness or [More]
While the Manhatten project was working on the first fission bombs Edward Teller began working on a fusion powered ‘Super’ device. Fission devices were 1000 times as powerful as conventional explosives, and fusion devices could [More]
First in the series ‘Public Health in a Nuclear Age’. January 7, 2015.
Going Nuclear is a multi part series where I go into detail on how nuclear weapons work, looking deep at the science and explaining how some curious discoveries in the early 20th century lead to [More]
The Manhattan project investigated Uranium and Plutonium devices and technical problems with the Plutonium forced the development of a much more complex, and ultimately more efficient system which used implosion to assemble the critical mass.
A retrospective of MIT’s Nuclear Science and Engineering program, created for the department’s 50th anniversary.
Nuclear fusion and fission, gamma rays, neutron scattering & capture, alpha & beta decay, binding energy, and many other topics. Important Correction: At 13:57, the proton is converting into a neutron. My Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/EugeneK