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Augmented Concepts In Nuclear and Radio Chemistry (A-CINCH)

Augmented Concepts In Nuclear and Radio Chemistry (A-CINCH)

Led by:  Vivien Pottgießer
Team:  Prof. Clemens Walther; Dr. Jan-Willem Vahlbruch; Paul Hanemann, Anna Kogiomtzidis, Tobias Weissenborn
Year:  2017
Funding:  Europäische Union – H2020 Förderkennzeichen: 945301
Duration:  10.2020 - 30.09.2023

Augmented CINCH (A-CINCH) is already the fourth project in the series of CINCH (Concept In Nuclear and Radio Chemistry) projects funded by the EU under Euratom FP7 and H2020.  During the projects, many modern and digital methods and tools have been developed to promote radiochemistry education and to attract new talents, this includes a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), remote controlled experiments (RoboLabs) and interactive screen experiments (IBE). In the current project, all previous work and new features will be bundled into a CINCH hub platform and made easily accessible. In the virtual world, things that are actually invisible, such as radioactive radiation, can be made visible and the younger target group of pupils in particular can be inspired for the subject in a playful way. At the same time, the project promotes the practical training and networking of young scientists through international hands-on training.

In the project, the IRS is responsible for the development of an AR app for pupils and the further development of the virtual radionuclide laboratory (VR Lab). In the VR Lab, students can perform radiochemical and radiopharmaceutical experiments as virtual hands-on trainings in preparation for a real laboratory course, and government officials can enhance their skills in practical radiation protection. In addition, the software of the existing RoboLabs at IRS will be modernized to continue to provide browser-based remote control, and IBEs will be developed for all existing RoboLabs to allow experiments to be performed simultaneously with larger groups.

The A-CINCH consortium comprises 17 partners from 13 countries:


Coordinator: Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU), Czech Republic

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University Hannover (LUH), Germany

Politecnico di Milano (Polimi), Italy

Institut Jozef Stefan (JSI), Slovenia

Chalmers Tekniska Hoegskola Ab (Chalmers), Sweden

Helsingin Yliopisto (UH), Finland

University of Leeds (UNIVLEEDS), United Kingdom

Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (OVGU), Germany

National Nuclear Laboratory Limited (NNL), United Kingdom

Institut Mines-Telecom (IMT), France

European Nuclear Education Network (ENEN), Belgium

University of Cyprus (UCY), Cyprus

Universitetet i Oslo (UiO), Norway

The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (CEFAS), United Kingdom

Evalion s.r.o. (Evalion), Czech Republic

M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Russian Federation

Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST), Portugal