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AINSE Winter School
Radiation Training

AINSE 2019 Winter School

Mon 8 Jul at 9.00am - Fri 12 Jul at 5.00pm
New Illawarra Road
Lucas Heights NSW 2234
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The 23rd AINSE Winter School is open to all final-year undergraduate students from AINSE Member Universities who are interested in learning about nuclear analysis techniques. 

Such techniques have applications in areas ranging from agriculture to zoology, including physics, chemistry, biology, environmental science, geography, geology, and archaeology. 

The Winter School provides an ideal opportunity for students in their final year of undergraduate STEM studies to explore potential options for future research projects and meet potential collaborators.

The Winter School involves a mixture of lectures, experimental sessions and demonstrations, and includes hands-on experience in experiments using:

  • Neutron scattering (instruments on the OPAL multipurpose reactor);
  • Ion beam accelerators (techniques of ion beam analysis of materials and applications to environmental analysis);
  • Gamma irradiation (chemical and biological effects of ionizing radiation and radiation processing);
  • The use of natural radioactivity in environmental studies (sedimentation rates and erosion, late quaternary problems, geomorphology, climate change); and
  • Using nuclear techniques in soil and ground water studies (nuclear probes for metals in soils, radioactive tracers in flow studies, pollution).

Tours to inspect other major facilities at ANSTO’s Lucas Heights campus are also included in the program. A social program including networking dinners and speakers encourages students to discuss important current social issues involving science and technology.

All flights, accommodation, and meals are included. 

The AINSE Councillor at each university is responsible for coordinating the selection of a Winter School student.  Please contact your University Councillor, or AINSE administration, to find out more about the AINSE Winter School. 

Applications close 15th May 2019.


Telephone: 612 9717 3376