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Ever wondered how to make a supernova?

Researchers from AWE, the University of Oxford and Imperial College London are illustrating how to at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

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AWE scientists plant seeds of STEM careers

Junior scientists from local schools took part in a fast and furious team competition to be crowned winners, in the final of the 2017 AWE Royal Institution Master Class series.

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AWE showcases World Environment Day

Events to celebrate World Environment Day, on 5 June, were held at AWE’s sites at Aldermaston and Burghfield this week to raise awareness of environmental issues. The `drop-in’ exhibitions for staff featured displays illustrating AWE’s extensive environmental protection schemes, the ways in which its environmental experts plan and deliver the organisation’s environmental protection programme and […]

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Slime, fruit and lava lamps pose a challenge at Basingstoke school!

AWE science graduates used a very gloopy mix of materials for some fun experiments at Hatch Warren Junior School in Basingstoke in the Primary Science Challenge. Pupils took part in three separate experiments – making magnetic slime, lava lamps and ‘electric fruit’ batteries. They also watched demonstrations of scientific principles such as gravity, magnetism and […]

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Newbury youngsters go green with AWE

Pupils at St John the Evangelist Nursery and Infant School in Newbury learned about waste and recycling in a visit from part of AWE’s environmental team. As part of a workshop during the school’s Science Week, on the topic of ‘recycling and our world’, the youngsters heard about what types of waste can be recycled, […]

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Operation Temperer

Following the terrible events in Manchester on Monday, our thoughts are with the families and communities of everyone affected by this tragedy. Across the UK, as part of Operation Temperer, a number of Army units have been mobilised to support the police and some Army personnel have arrived at AWE (Burghfield and Aldermaston). This is a […]

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Physics lecture at AWE

AWE is holding an open physics lecture in conjunction with the Institute of Physics (IOP).

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AWE supports Mental Health Awareness Week

May 8-14 is Mental Health Awareness Week and AWE is backing the Mental Health Foundation’s campaign to boost awareness of mental health as a workplace asset. Nearly two thirds of us have experienced mental ill health at some point in our lifetime. According to the Foundation, mental health problems are all too common in the […]

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Calling all budding artists!

AWE has launched a primary school competition in support of World Environment Day, Monday June 5. Schools are invited to submit posters (one for key stage one and one for key stage two) on the theme of ‘How I Can Make a Difference to the Environment’. The posters could include aspects of reducing waste, recycling, […]

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AWE in BBC Four documentary

AWE will feature in an upcoming BBC Four science documentary about the making of Britain’s first nuclear weapon, entitled 'Britain's Nuclear Bomb: The Inside Story'.

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AWE has launched @AWE_plc on Twitter

AWE has launched @AWE_plc on Twitter- the first official social media account for AWE.   We hope people will follow us to hear about news, recruitment opportunities, technical articles by our experts and stories from our historical archives.   Our first tweet – ‘Welcome to life @AWE_plc’ hints at how we will use Twitter to share […]

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AWE Connect 2017

AWE Connect newsletter has been published to our local residents.

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Laser experiments for astrophysics

AWE scientist Peter Graham provides an overview of the methods used in designing laser experiments for astrophysics – featured in the February 2017 edition of Mathematics Today. You can read the article here.

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Supporting National Science Week

AWE Plasma physicist  Dr Matthew Hill responded to an enquiry from a local primary school by going out and meeting the pupils face to face about his work with lasers. Pupils at the North Waltham primary School near Basingstoke were delighted to welcome Dr Hill to their weekly science club. Dr Hill has been at  […]

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Students from Little Heath School in Reading triumph in AWE’s 2017 Girls in Engineering challenge.

Students from Little Heath School in Tilehurst have triumphed in AWE’s 2017 Girls in Engineering challenge. Organised by AWE apprentices, the annual event involves teams of female students from local schools tackling exciting engineering challenges. It is part of AWE’s wide-ranging programme of events and activities to inspire school students and encourage them to consider a […]

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AWE Director highlights diversity for International Women’s Day

Alison Atkinson, AWE’s Director of Capital Projects, joined a lively debate at Imperial College London, to mark International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women and Alison took part in a panel discussion which explored the difficulties still faced by women in the workplace and the challenges […]

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Regulatory response

AWE will continue to work closely with the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) following an announcement today (9 March) in respect of ONR requiring improvements to AWE's processes.

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It’s all go at AWE during National Apprenticeship Week

AWE apprentices are off to Parliament to showcase their talents, as part of a varied programme of events in support of the 10th National Apprenticeship Week (06-10 March). Two AWE apprentices are joining the Rt. Hon. Robert Halfon, MP, Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, at the House of Commons on Thursday (09 March). The pair […]

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