Radioactivity and Society: Needs and fears in a modern world

Prof. Michael Wiescher

Tuesday December 3rd 2019 - 7:00 pm ET

101 Jordan Hall of Science

Research was immediately started into the positive applications of radioactivity when it was discovered at the turn of the 20th century, but the development of the nuclear bomb caused people to fear all forms of radioactivity. As a result, people now feel threatened by natural exposure to it, although exposure has grown substantially over the last decades through travel and the ever-increasing search for new resources. Learn about the true impact of the natural physics phenomenon of radioactivity, even as it has assumed a key role in modern life.

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