Nuclear Energy Group

Engineering Dept, Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1PZ

physor2020@esc.cam.ac.uk
+44 (0)1223 339977

PHYSOR 2020 will be hosted by the University of Cambridge and its Nuclear Energy Research Group within the Department of Engineering, supported by University of Birmingham.

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Technical Tours

The technical tours will take place on Friday 3 April 2020.  Delegates will be able to book a place on any one of the technical tours via the on-line shop at the price noted below.  Each tour has a restriction on numbers so places will be on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. The cost of the tour includes transportation to and from the locations and a light lunch.

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A whole day visit, to Suffolk leaving on a coach from the Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, Cambridge at 07:00, returning around 17:00.  A sandwich lunch will be included.

Sizewell B Power Station is situated on the Suffolk coast.  It is the UK’s only PWR and also the most modern nuclear power station in the UK.  Its current licence runs until 2035 and it supplies the national grid with 1198 MW of electric power.  The tour takes approximately 3 hours and is 1.65 miles in distance.  A lot of the tour is outside so suitable outdoor attire is required.

The cost for this tour is £50.

Visit to Sizewell B

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 A whole day visit to Oxfordshire leaving on a coach from the Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, Cambridge at 07:00, returning around 17:00.  A sandwich lunch will be included.

Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) is the UK’s national laboratory for fusion research.  CCFE is owned and operated by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA).  It hosts the world's largest magnetic fusion experiment, JET (Joint European Torus), on behalf of its European partners. The JET facilities are collectively used by European fusion scientists, co-ordinated by a programme management unit at Culham.

The cost for this tour is £50.

Visit to Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE)

The Cavendish Laboratory houses many of the historically important pieces of apparatus which contributed to major discoveries by members of the Laboratory.  Exhibits include apparatus used by Maxwell, Thomson, Rutherford, Aston, Cockcroft and Walton.  The tour lasts approximately one hour and will be led by experienced guides who have a wealth of information.

The Mullard Radio Observatory is home to a number of the largest and most advanced aperture synthesis radio telescopes in the world, including the One-Mile Telescope, 5-km Ryle Telescope and the Arcminute Microkelvin Imager.  The Observatory was founded by the University of Cambridge and is an institute of the Cambridge University Astronomy Department.

The cost for this tour is £50.

Visit to Cavendish Laboratory and Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory