Friday 15 Jan 2016: Why Radionuclides are Good for You
Professor Bill Lee - Centre for Nuclear Engineering and Department of Materials, Imperial College London, UK.
Newman Red Lecture Theatre 15:30-17:00
The UK is embarking on a significant expansion of its nuclear reactor portfolio with ambitious plans for new build starting with a Pressurised Water Reactor at Hinkley Point in Somerset. This talk defines radionuclides and illustrates their benefits to mankind. It takes a general look at radionuclides in the environment, ourselves, in medicine, space, energy and deterrence applications and summarises the current global nuclear fission and fusion scene. Finally, public attitudes to risks associated with nuclear technology are discussed.