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Chernobyl, Fukushima and Nuclear Energy
September 9, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pmFree
HBO’s mini-series Chernobyl recently became the highest rated TV show ever on IMDb, bringing new-found attention and insight into the disaster. But, did they accurately depict the facts, and particularly the after-effects?
The Fukushima disaster is also hitting the headlines again now with talk of space for storing radioactive water running out by 2022.
In this talk we will take a look at both the Chernobyl and Fukushima disasters – and Nuclear energy in general.
Let’s see how bad (or not) things really are!
About the speaker:
George is a Lecturer and Researcher in the School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment at Glasgow Caledonian University. His teaching and research interests include Renewable Energy, Conventional Energy Sources, Energy in Buildings, Energy Sustainability, Life Cycle Analysis, Energy Systems and the Environment, Quantitative Research Methods. He teaches at various levels ranging from undergraduate, postgraduate, PhD and ProfDoc students and his background is in Physics, Renewable Energy Technology with a PhD in Solar Energy. He is leading the Power and Renewable Energy Systems research group and currently supervises 3 PhD and 1 ProfDoc student. He is a fellow of the higher education academy (FHEA), is involved in various public outreach events such as the Glasgow Science Festival, SmartSTEM, Primary Engineer and Explorathon and is also a science communicator with the STEM ambassador programme and an e-mentor for high school pupils.
Doors at 7.15, kickoff at 7.30
This is event is free to attend, although we will be asking for donations at the end of the talk. Participants are under no obligation whatsoever to donate, however please rest assured that the money we collect doesn’t end up in anyone’s pocket – it is used to fund our overhead costs, and travel/accommodation for our speakers who come from further afield.
Accessibility: As per the policy of the Admiral Bar, access to the venue “can only be provided to patrons who are sufficiently mobile and capable of independently evacuating premises, or with the minimum of assistance”. Unfortunately, this leaves the basement inaccessible to most wheelchair users.