25 Nov 2019: New paper on simulating the workings of the CB-KID neutron microscope in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A. PDF mirror here.
18 Jul 2019: Presentation scheduled for the AESJ Fall 2019 meeting on changes in dose rates within forests in Fukushima Prefecture between 2011 and 2017. Talk is code 1D16, 15:45-16:00 Wed 11 September at the University of Toyama.
4 Mar 2019: Talk scheduled on simulating dose rates in forests (2H06) at 2019 Annual Meeting of the Atomic Energy Society of Japan, Ibaraki University Mito Campus, Mito, Japan, at 11:10am, Thu 21st March 2019.
19 Jul 2018: Another important ICRP consultation is now open. This one is on dose coefficients for external exposures to environmental sources. Deadline for comments is 12th October. Details here.
17 Jul 2018: Talk scheduled on simulating airborne radiation measurement technology at 2018 Fall Meeting of the Atomic Energy Society of Japan, Okayama University Tsushima Campus, Okayama, Japan, at 10:00am, Fri 7th September.
11 Jun 2018: New book chapter on soil remediation published in Remediation Measures for Radioactively Contaminated Areas. Details here.
27 Apr 2018: The ICRP have opened a consultation on a new document explaining the use of effective dose. Deadline for comments is 3rd August. Details here.
21 Sep 2017: The ICRP/ICRU are currently running a consultation on proposed changed to the operational quantities for external radiation exposure. More details and web-form to submit comments here.
24 Feb 2017: Talk scheduled on PHITS Adjoint Mode (3D03) at 2017 Annual Meeting of the Atomic Energy Society of Japan, Tokai University, Hiratsuka, Japan, at 10:00am, Wed 29th March.
4 Jul 2016: Poster presentation on soil remediation scheduled for the 5th Meeting of the Decontamination Society, Fukushima City, 6-7 July 2016.
8 Apr 2016: Talk scheduled on the ‘Effect of Typhoon Etau on Dose Rates’ in the Fukushima Session (15b) of Goldschmidt 2016, Yokohama, Japan, at 10:45am, Fri 1st July.
6 Apr 2016: Talk scheduled for the Environmental/Radon Special Session of the 61st Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society, Spokane, WA, USA, at 10:30am, Tues 19th July.
28 Mar 2016: I’ll be giving a seminar on ‘Calculating Dose Rates in Fukushima Prefecture’ at the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC) at 2pm, Tues 3rd May.
22 Mar 2016: New paper on contaminated sediment migration within Fukushima Prefecture published in Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. EDIT: ESPL’s embargo means I cannot upload this paper here until next year. I can, however, provide copies to individuals who request via email.
20 Oct 2015: Talk accepted for Fukushima session at AGU Fall ‘15 in San Francisco. Time is 08:45, Monday 14th Dec 2015.
13 Sep 2015: Uploaded our conference proceedings from AESJ Fall 2015 meeting.
28 Aug 2015: Talk scheduled for the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Geochemical Society of Japan - it is talk 2D10, before lunch in session G13 on 17th Sep.
14 Aug 2015: Talk accepted for Fall 2015 Meeting of the Atomic Energy Society of Japan - it is talk L42, late in the afternoon on 10th Sep.
5 Jul 2015: It’s currently JAEA’s annual recruitment campaign for postdocs. Lots of jobs on offer - look here.
19 Jun 2015: Abstract submissions until 16 Jul 2015 for the 2015 Meeting of the Japanese Geochemical Society , 16-18 Sep 2015, Yokohama, Japan.
3 Apr 2015: Environmental Research Web have published a piece on our Ogaki Reservoir paper: “Raising reservoir height could cut Fukushima contamination”.
3 Apr 2015: Extended deadline for poster abstracts to the 2015 International Symposium on Radiological Issues for Fukushima’s Revitalized Future. Deadline now 17 Apr 2015.
5 Mar 2015: Talk on ‘Structure and glassy dynamics in Lennard-Jones liquids’ scheduled for Physics of Structural and Dynamical Hierarchy in Soft Matter, on 16th March in Tokyo.
17 Feb 2015: Comment on ‘Update of 40K and 226Ra and 232Th series gamma-to-dose conversion factors for soil’, A Malins, M Machida & K Saito, published in J. Environ. Radioact. Download a copy: PDF.
16 Feb 2015: New conference paper: Topographic Effects on Ambient Dose Equivalent Rates from Radiocesium Fallout, A Malins, M Okumura, M Machida & K Saito, for M&C + SNA + MC 2015. ArXiv, PDF
24 Jan 2015: New article in Environmental Research Letters: Sediment and 137Cs transport and accumulation in the Ogaki Dam of eastern Fukushima, S Yamada, A Kitamura, H Kurikami, M Yamaguchi, A Malins & M Machida, 10 014013 (2015). DOI, PDF.
21 Jan 2015: Letter to editor to be published in Journal of Environmental Radioactivity: Comment on ‘Update of 40K and 226Ra and 232Th series gamma-to-dose conversion factors for soil’, A Malins, M Machida & K Saito, (2015). Download the author accepted manuscript.
16 Jan 2015: Application period for JSPS postdoctoral fellowships (long-term) is open via the Royal Society until 16 Feb 2015.
6 Jan 2015: Extended deadline for paper submissions to the M&C + SNA + MC 2015 conference - now open until 14 Jan 2015.
6 Jan 2015: Registration now open for the 2015 International Symposium on Radiological Issues for Fukushima’s Revitalized Future, which takes place 30-31 May 2015 in Fukushima City. Abstract deadline is 31 Mar 2015.
8 Dec 2014: Deadline for paper submissions to the M&C + SNA + MC 2015 conference is 31 Dec 2014.
29 Nov 2014: Applications now open for the JSPS Summer Programme 2015, deadline 15 Jan 2015.
8 Oct 2014: The application period for short term pre/post-doctoral fellowships from JSPS London is open until 1 Dec 2014. Details here.
4 Sep 2014: New paper titled ‘Strong geometric frustration in model glass formers’, CP Royall, A Malins, AJ Dunleavy & R Pinney, is now available in the Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids. Also downloadable free here.
2 Sep 2014: Talk accepted for the 2014 Meeting of the Japanese Geochemical Society. The talk title is ‘Quantifying the effect of land topography on air radiation dose rates using Monte Carlo radiation transport modeling’. The conference will be held in Toyama, JP, from 16-18 September.
23 Aug 2014: Calling all Molecular Dynamics users. A colleague at JAEA, Motoyuki Shiga, is organising a symposium to celebrate 30 years of the Nosé thermostat. It is to be held in Tokyo on 10-11 November 2014 and there is an impressive line up of speakers. Registration is now open - please see the conference website. Or, cast your mind back to Nosé’s seminal Molecular Physics paper and remember this great contribution to the field.