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Is fear of nuclear radiation scientifically justified? A Fresh Look at the Effect of Radiation on Life

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12:00 – 13:00 15 Feb 2013
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Schrodinger Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, Dublin

Speakers: Professor Wade Allison

Ever since the Cold War, radiation has been held in awe and widely considered dangerous. But despite huge public fear, deaths and environmental damage due to nuclear radiation are surprisingly low and often non-existent. In a series of Dublin lectures, Professor Wade Allison of the University of Oxford examines of the question of whether our cultural fear of nuclear is justified, and whether our fears over nuclear energy are rational.

With the accelerating pace of global warming, this is a debate more important than ever for all members of society on how we should best power our world and an invitation is extended to students, academics and members of the public to attend these talks and discussions.

These will be held on 14 and 15 February in DCU, TCD and DIT. Admission is free.

Professor Wade Allison is Emeritus Professor of Physics at Oxford University and the author of Radiation and Reason: The Impact of Science on a Culture of Fear. He has also been a regular BBC contributor on issues such as Fukushima, medical physics and radiobiology.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Co-sponsored by: IOP in Ireland
Organised by: Better Environment through nuclear energy
Contact details: Dr David Robert Grimes - Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Oncology / Gray Institute for Radiation Biology, University of Oxford

Telephone: +44 1865 857 041
Email: davidrobert.grimes@oncology.ox.ac.uk

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