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IOPS Glasgow Public Lectures

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19:30 – 21:30 20 Nov 2014
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Kelvin Building
University of Glasgow
University Avenue
Glasgow
G12 8QQ

Speakers: Dr Bjoern Seitz

The latest in the Glasgow series of IOP Public Lectures takes place on Thursday November at 7.30pm in Room 222 of the Kelvin Building at the University of Glasgow.

Thursday's lecture will be given by Dr Bjoern Seitz and is entitled "On narrow roads to the north: a physicist travels to Fukushima"

On 11 March 2011, the north-eastern region of Japan suffered one of the largest Earthquakes ever recorded. With an epicentre 20 miles underneath the sea, the Earthquake and subsequent Tsunami devastated the shorelines of Tohoku and claimed more then 16,000 lives. But the Great Tohoku Earthquake is most remembered for the resulting nuclear accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant complex on the shorelines of Japan’s Fukushima Province. Scientists from the University of Glasgow are collaborating with Fukushima University in studying the radioactive pollution in this agriculturally dominated province as well as the effectiveness of disaster remediation efforts.

This lecture will review the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, the collaborative research undertaken by physicists from both Universities as well as a personal account of the speaker’s travels through the evacuation zone.

Björn Seitz is a Senior Lecturer in the Nuclear Physics Group of the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Glasgow.  He conducts a wide range of research in experimental nuclear physics and the development of advanced detectors for fundamental and applied physics. He is highly active in schools and public engagement, and in 2014 was a guest speaker at the Orkney International Science Festival.

Lecture is free and open to all.   For further details see www.tinyurl.com/glasgow-iop

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Co-sponsored by: British Science Association and Glasgow University Student Physics Society
Organised by: IOP Scotland
Contact details: Professor Martin Hendry
martin.hendry@glasgow.ac.uk

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