August 28, 2016 to September 10, 2016
Europe/Zurich timezone

Onsite activities

Sports equipment

A variety of sports will be on offer during the School. This is an outline of what you will need to bring if you wish to do any of the sports available. Equipment which is already provided by the Nuclea sports club is noted.

  • Basketball | Clean indoor sports shoes which do not leave marks on the wooden floor (Nuclea provides balls)
  • Football in sports room | Clean indoor sports shoes which do not leave marks on the wooden floor (Nuclea provides balls + goals)
  • Badminton | Clean indoor sports shoes which do not leave marks on the wooden floor + badminton rackets (Nuclea provides setting up the nets + badminton shuttles)(CERN will arrange for badminton rackets)
  • Volleyball | Clean indoor sports shoes which do not leave marks on the wooden floor (Nuclea provides setting up the nets + balls)
  • Tennis | Tennis shoes, tennis clothing, tennis rackets (Nuclea provides balls)
  • Beach volleyball | Nuclea provides balls
  • Petanque | Nuclea provides 5 complete sets of balls
  • Jogging | Running gear and running shoes
  • Swimming/sunbathing | Swimwear & towel
SCK-CEN technical visits

The SCK•CEN Academy offers CSC participants the possibility to take part in three different technical visits at the SCK•CEN domain (specified in the programme).

Visit 1: The HADES underground laboratory | Max. 17 persons per visit

The HADES laboratory lies at a depth of 225 meters and allows the study of deep clay as an option for the disposal of long-lived and high-active nuclear waste. EIG EURIDICE, the Economic Interest Grouping between NIRAS/ONDRAF and SCK•CEN, exploits this laboratory and executes scientific research. At the beginning of this century, the infrastructure was expanded with an additional gallery in order to perform experiments at large scale regarding the feasibility and the safety of storage of heat-emitting nuclear waste.

Visit 2: History and future of nuclear reactor technology | Max. 12 persons per visit

During this visit participants will be guided through the history and future of nuclear reactors. We start with the most relevant discoveries in nuclear physics and the basic working principles of nuclear reactors. Then a visit to the BR1 research reactor is scheduled (the oldest research reactor in Belgium, operating since 1956 and still running). Afterwards, the most recent reactor project GUINEVERE will be explained, contributing to the preparation of the innovative GEN IV reactor type MYRRHA, an ADS system to be build at SCK•CEN in the coming years.

Visit 3: Bioinformatics to support the microbiology research | Max. 10 persons per visit

Molecular biology is nowadays intensively using high-throughput technologies to test biological hypotheses. The newest technologies like the ones used for DNA sequencing produce gigabytes of data per experiment, as such requiring a dedicated discipline called bio-informatics to analyze such data sets. Within this visit, an overview will be given of the different high-throughput technologies used within our microbiology research and its corresponding bioinformatics analysis. This presentation will be followed by a visit to the microbiology lab to show how those data are used in daily research.