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Our history

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About us

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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

We have unique nuclear expertise. We have a clear purpose and goals that set our direction.

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World-class expertise

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Resources to download

We have produced a series of resources to download which everyone can share. Each resource includes revision notes, exam questions and a host of exciting demos and experiments.

We have worked closely with teachers to develop them and you will see from the videos that we got some of our local students to try out some of the experiments.

They are all closely tied in to the curriculum and we hope that they will help the young people using them to meet their academic goals.

 Speaking about the new tools, AWE’s Chief Scientist, Professor Andrew Randewich, said:

"With STEM education, you can’t start too soon, so I’m very proud that we’re extending the AWESome education programme with these tools. We couldn’t have developed them without the support and guidance of local teachers, so we want to thank everyone involved for their time and effort. We hope the tools will be a useful resource for young people for many years to come.”

Five tools are currently available

 

 Primary school - Light Secondary school - Atoms and Bonds  Secondary school - Radioactivity and Nuclear Power 
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Sixth form - Nuclear Physics  Sixth form - Waves
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 Ian Miller, Head of Physics at Park House School in Newbury said:

"The revision note resources for Physics look really useful and will give the students another perspective on the notes that they get from me. This kind of document is excellent. The notes don't fit just one lesson but make excellent summary documents. I will definitely use them".