Benjamin Monreal presents lecture on the Japanese nuclear reactor meltdown

March 16, 2011

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Re:    Rapid Response Public Lecture:Understanding the Sendai reactor meltdown from a physics perspective

How bad is the reactor meltdown in Japan?  Assistant Professor Benjamin Monreal, UCSB Department of Physics, will give an overview of radioactivity and reactors; radiation health and safety; and the ultimate fate of the materials coming out of the stricken reactors in Sendai.  Why is it worse than Three Mile Island?  Why is it (probably) not as bad as Chernobyl?  How worried are scientists?  How worried should you be?

The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session with a panel including Theo Theofanous, Professor of Nuclear Engineering in the UCSB Department of Chemical Engineering.

Wednesday, March 16

 6:30 PM, 1403 Kohn Hall, UCSB

March 2011

Benjamin Monreal