UK Project on Nuclear Issues (UK PONI)

UK PONI is a cross-generational network designed to encourage young scholars and professionals to engage with established experts on contemporary nuclear issues.

The project aims to support the development of a tightly-knit community of emerging voices that have the potential to influence the nuclear field. Whether you are an early-career professional, an undergraduate or postgraduate student, join us and help build this community from the ground up!

Our Mission

  • Connecting across boundaries
  • Developing, including and representing
  • Providing a platform for emerging talent


UK PONI is funded and supported by a consortium of government and industry stakeholders. This support allows UK PONI to maintain an independent forum where younger scholars can contribute new ideas on on-going nuclear issues. UK PONI enjoys the support and guidance of its Board of Advisors, which includes representatives from government, industry, the military, and academia.

Visit the UK PONI site

The UK Project on Nuclear Issues website provides detailed information about the project, upcoming events, conference papers, FUSION Newsletter, and Nuclear Reactions thought pieces.

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Project outputs

Access the publications produced as part of this project.

The 2022 UK PONI Papers
The 2021 UK PONI Papers
The 2020 UK PONI Papers
The 2019 UK PONI Papers
The 2018 UK PONI Papers
The 2017 UK PONI Papers
The 2016 UK PONI Papers
Papers from the 2015 Annual Conference of the UK Project on Nuclear Issues