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Information and statistics in nuclear experiment and theory ISNET-5

Nuclei communicate with us through a great variety of observables. Some are easy to measure; some take a considerable effort and experimental ingenuity.

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Athena Swan silver award

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Binding Blocks team produce video to explain the process of nuclear fusion

Posted on Monday 9 October 2017

Hannah Willett of Physics at York uses the Binding Blocks chart to explain the process of nuclear fusion, and how creating "mini-suns" on earth could be an important clean energy source for the future.

4th Physics Industry Recruitment and Placement Fair

Posted on Monday 2 October 2017

The 4th Physics Industry Recruitment and Placement Fair is the UK's largest physics-specific recruitment event.

Astronaut Tim Peake gives public lecture at York

Posted on Wednesday 27 September 2017

ESA astronaut Tim Peake revealed the highs and lows of life aboard the International Space Station in a talk at the University of York.

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