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Nuclear Fuel Materials and Waste Encapsulation

Date: 23rd January 2020
Time: Lecture starts at 19:00, FREE tea & coffee available in LJ foyer from 18:00
Location: LJ1.75, Lennard Jones Laboratories, Keele University, ST5 5BG
Speaker: Dr. Mark Read (University of Birmingham)
Title: Nuclear Fuel Materials and Waste Encapsulation

Abstract: After a brief comment on climate change and the UK Government’s commitment to reduce our carbon emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050, viable ‘clean energy’ options will be discussed. Of these, the focus will then switch to nuclear generated electricity and the pros and cons. Following a quick appreciation of how a nuclear reactor works, Dr. Read will introduce his research into the computer modelling of nuclear fuel and ceramics to immobilise the radioactive waste.

Cost: FREE!

These talks are open to everyone and are sponsored by the West Midlands Branch of the IoP.

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IoP West Midlands Branch (Keele Centre)
23 Jan 2020 19:00 to 20:30
Keele University
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