Inaugural MaThRad ECR Research Retreat

In November, a group of MaThRad post-docs and PhD students from Bath, Cambridge, and Warwick gathered at the National Physical Laboratory for the inaugural MaThRad ECR Research Retreat. This forum was designed not only as an exchange of high-level concepts but, more crucially, as a platform for posi

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Innovation Internship – Aurora Health Physics Services

We are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for a UK-based PhD student to undertake an Innovation Internship with MaThRad partner Aurora Health Physics Services (Aurora), one of the UK’s leading Radiation Protection Advisers. About Aurora Health Physics Services Aurora provides a range of rad

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Prada to design NASA’s new space suit – what does the science behind it all mean?

Although Prada may conjure up images of glamorous space suits, there is a much more serious side to the way in which space suits are designed. Comfort, thermal properties, durability and protection from the radiation are all critical factors. Astronauts must be able to move easily, maintain a natura

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MaThRad researchers discover more about SCONE

Members of the MaThRad Post Doctoral Research Associate team came together on the University of Warwick campus for a 2-day workshop to discover more about SCONE (Stochastic Calculator Of Neutron Transport Equation) – a Monte Carlo particle transport code developed by the Department of Engineer

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Quantum Computing and the Nuclear Industry: New Research by Jacobs

Recent research conducted by Jacobs, a key industry partner of MaThRad, underscores the potential advantages that Quantum Computing could offer in optimizing the planning, design, and operation of radiation facilities across the nuclear, medical, and space sectors. Focusing on Monte Carlo codes, vi

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New Paper: MaThRad team proves a new many-to-few result for general branching processes

In their recent research paper Simon Harris (Auckland), Emma Horton (Inria Research Centre & MaThRad), Andreas Kyprianou (Warwick & MaThRad) and Ellen Powell (Durham) prove a many-to-few result for general branching processes. The many-to-few result is a well known formula that enables one t

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PhD Opportunity: Towards uncertainty-driven treatment planning in radiotherapy

The University of Bath is inviting applications for a 4-year fully funded PhD studentship commencing in March 2024 The primary aim of modern radiotherapy is to administer a highly localised dose of radiation to the tumour, whilst minimising harm to adjacent healthy tissue. This delicate balance offe

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MaThRad @ ANSWERS 2023: Reactor Physics Workshop

The ANSWERS software service, managed within Jacobs Solutions, is at the forefront of research and development within the nuclear industry, developing high quality software for customers world-wide. ANSWERS software is widely used throughout the nuclear industry in the UK and worldwide as well as in

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Sensitivity Analysis of Bortfeld’s model of the Bragg curve

Jasmine Lewis gives a short summary of her undergraduate summer research internship.

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PhD Blog: Tackling a Real-World Problem with an Integrative Think Tank (ITT) – A reflection from Alisdair Crossley

Hi, my name’s Alastair and I am an incoming PhD student at the University of Bath where I will be working under the MaThRad grant. Over the summer I was given the opportunity to attend an Integrative Think Tank (ITT), to gain experience ahead of my PhD. During an ITT, partners present “real life” pr

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