Young researchers’ day
On 17 May, AREN and the Nuclear Physics Institute (IFIN-HH) gave pupils from Bucharest the opportunity to become researchers for one day during a tour of the Magurele Nuclear Research Platform. This visit was aimed at making nuclear science available and easy to understand for pupils and teachers and at presenting the future projects of the Reseach Institute, which will offer employment opportunities in the future.
The Magurele Platform will house an ambitious physics project called ELI-NP (Extreme Lightning Infrastructure - Nuclear Physics), which is a large laser installation built together with Hungary and the Czech Republic. 45 pupils visited the nuclear physics reactor, which is currently undergoing decommissioning and the site of the future laser installation.
AREN has been a constant supporter of public information and educational activities dedicated to the younger generation and designed to expose the myths and false conceptions regarding nuclear power that still persist.