UK nuclear physics research groups provide an opportunity for schools to connect with university research scientists and departments. They may also be able to help enrich an activity connected with nuclear physics.
For further information you can also contact the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) nuclear physics outreach officer.
Contacts for UK nuclear physics research groups
Nuclear physics speakers and contacts by region
All of these nuclear physicists are happy to give talks to schools or other groups on the topics listed. If you would like to invite them to give a talk you can contact them directly.
Thorium reactors, nuclear power and hadron physics.
Hadronic physics, nuclear physics, radioactivity and nuclear power.
Radioactivity, Fukushima, medical applications including radiotherapy, energy and the environment.
Hadronic physics and nuclear structure.
North West England
Nuclear instrumentation, application in medical, security, environmental imaging and decommissioning.
‘Imaging the invisible, imaging radiation: present and next generation technologies and nuclear physics in medicine.’
‘Alchemy in the 21st century: the quest for superheavy elements.’
‘Mission to Mars.’ This talk covers the scientific challenges inherent in a manned Mars mission, to separate fact from fiction.
London, South and South East
Nuclear properties (including nuclear radius, binding energy and excited states), shell model, radioactive decay, detecting nuclear radiations, and nuclear fission and fusion.
Radioactivity, studies of exotic isotopes, radioactive dating, energy and Fukushima.
General nuclear physics, neutron stars, Higgs boson and quantum mechanics.
General nuclear physics and applications.
Nuclear fusion and aurora.