Thursday 13 June 2013 from 19.00 to 20.00
University of Glasgow, Boyd Orr Building, Lecture Theatre 1, University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ
2013 is the centenary of ‘isotope’ first appearing in print, in a letter from Glasgow’s Frederick Soddy. Professor David Sanderson will excavate the archives for the history of isotopes, examine isotopes today, and scan the horizon for their future application.
Please register to attend this lecture at http://gsfsoddy.eventbrite.co.uk/
This conference may be of interest to members of the Royal Phil.
For those who missed the Lord Rees lecture there is a very similar lecture given by him at Cambridge – it can be viewed here.
Jim Al-Khalili talks to the former technical director of British Nuclear Fuels, Dame Sue Ion, about a lifetime of working in the nuclear industry. When Sue got her first job at a nuclear fuel fabrication plant in Preston, nuclear power was generally seen as force for good but, during the dark decades post Chernobyl, it was a hard sell. Still, Sue continued to push for investment and innovation in the industry and in 2006 persuaded Tony Blair to change his mind about nuclear power, insisting that if Britain is to have any chance at all of keeping the lights on and cutting its carbon emissions, we will need to invest heavily not only in renewables like offshore wind but also in a new generation of nuclear power stations.