As Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States sign a historic agreement on nuclear submarines, the National University of Australia (ANU) is ready to train the next generation of nuclear scientists and experts and fill the gaps in our existing nuclear workforce.
ANU has trained the country and the world’s nuclear scientists and experts for over 70 years and is the only university in Australia to offer general training in nuclear physics from undergraduate to postgraduate.
ANU is also accelerating the country’s largest energy ion: the only institute for nuclear physics research in Australia that provides hands-on training.
Professor Andrew Stuckbury, head of the ANU’s Department of Nuclear Physics, said the new agreement provided an exciting opportunity for nuclear science in Australia.
In the case of nuclear science in Australia, this agreement will change everything, says Professor Stuckbury. “It will bring a new era to the country.
“In the past, Australia’s nuclear technology manpower demand was low and many talented and trained people from all over nuclear science have gone overseas.
So it is very important to build sovereign power in nuclear science. This is exactly what we do every day at ANU.
“Our research-based course covers undergraduate and postgraduate studies and covers all areas of nuclear science, including science and practice, on how to verify reckoning science, nuclear fuel cycles and policy debates on nuclear issues.
“For decades, Australia has trained nuclear experts, including nuclear energy and technology, in-depth courses with the Department of Defense.
We look forward to training future generations in Australia and who will help build, deploy and manage these new technologies as a result of this historic security agreement.
Professor Mahanda Das Gupta, Director of the ANU Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility (HIAF), supported by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy. He said HIV was the only institution in Australia to provide basic nuclear research.
“With Australia now receiving nuclear subsidies, it is important that human resources understand basic science and receive advanced training in advanced equipment. This is what triggers HIV, ”said Professor Das Gupta.
It activates new knowledge of basic nuclear processes, including nuclear responses, nuclear structures, and more sensitive detection mechanisms to enable environmental control at the world’s best levels.
We also provide a laboratory environment for government defense and national security agencies to learn and develop an understanding of nuclear science.
“Our facility is the largest in Australia and provides unique resources for the country and the region.
Australia has one of the most important institutions in the world in the new era of nuclear research, teaching and training.
ANU was established to lead Australia’s development and to serve the country, said Professor Tim Senden, director of the ANU Research School of Physics.
“This is no different when it comes to nuclear science,” he said.
“Australia is looking for talented, trained and knowledgeable people in nuclear science. At ANU, we have the ability, the will and the desire to deliver the skills that our nation needs.
There is no better place than ANU to use the latest nuclear science research and teaching.
We invite anyone who is interested in this field to join us.