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Paul Stevenson
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Nuclear Physicist in Guildford.
Nuclear Physicist in Guildford.

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Cross-country physicist
Yesterday I had an enjoyable trip to Birmingham to visit a student on a sandwich-year placement.  He is working at Cross-Country Trains, effectively doing logistics work.  As it happens, there is a single Cross-Country train service from Guildford to Birmin...

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NuPECC Long Range Plan 2017
Every few years, the Nuclear Physics European Coordination Committee (NuPECC) publishes a Long Range Plan (LRP) to try to give a unified community picture of what the broad goals are for nuclear physics research in Europe for the coming years.  The most rec...

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More new isotopes
Since I subscribe to Michael Thoennessen's isotope newsletter from his Discovery of Isotopes Project , I learn that two papers have just been published which between them give details of observations of new isotopes of Mn (Manganese), Fe (Iron), Co (Cobalt)...

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Towards the end of the Semester
My blogging rate has slowed down somewhat of late, related I think to the subject matter of the last post.  Actually, it's probably possible to use blogging as a kind of cognitive behaviour therapy in which you set a small goal to write something every day ...

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National Mental Health Awareness Week
I hadn't been aware until earlier in the week that this is National Mental Health Awareness Week .  There seem to be so many special event days/weeks/months/years that I rarely know which ones happen to be occurring.  Indeed, until I just searched, I had no...

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A Euratom Update
As we (in the UK) continue in a period of much uncertainty about the future for our relationship with the rest of the European Union, a report appeared today from the Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee to urge the government t...

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Walter Greiner 1935 - 2016
I don't think I posted anything here last year noting the death of Walter Greiner.  He was a major figure in nuclear physics in all the time I've been doing it, and someone closely related to people I have had close links with research-wise, though I only a...

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Machiavellian spot-the-difference
This is somewhat off-topic, but I wonder if readers have ever noticed the similarity in appearance between Florentine politico Machiavelli, whose most famous work advocated acting immorally if it achieves the desired political ends, and contemporary politic...

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Boars in Fukushima
Wild Boars take over abandoned town in the Fukushima Prefecture: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-39216242

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