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Our history

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Orion laser facility

Orion is one of the most powerful lasers and largest laser facilities in the UK.

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A unique national asset

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International partners

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Government organisations, industry and academia come together to formalise the UK national requirement for energetic materials

A new Centre of Excellence in Energetic Materials (CoEEM) has been established with the aim of delivering a UK...

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AWE supports Silchester Primary School's budding librarians

Silchester Primary School pupils are enjoying their refurbished library, which includes a new bookcase funded...

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Laser experiments for astrophysics

AWE scientist Peter Graham provides an overview of the methods used in designing laser experiments for astroph...

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Supporting international technical collaborations

AWE physicists, Peter Watkeys and Mat Budsworth, working with colleagues from Sandia National Laboratory (SNL)...

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Partnering to deliver an integrated programme at AWE

A large delegation of project management professionals from AWE and the Association for Project Management (AP...

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Orion’s first academic access campaigns published in Nature journals

Two eminent international teams of academics who worked on the world-leading Orion laser have published papers...

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Staff raise £1300 for Breakthrough Breast cancer charity

Staff baked up a storm in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

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AWE hosts Costello School visit

AWE has a proud history in mentoring and some pupils who have benefited from AWE mentors, increased their know...

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