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  • Science On Tap - Simple sophistication: Detecting radiation one beam at a time

Science On Tap - Simple sophistication: Detecting radiation one beam at a time

  • 17 Sep 2018
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)
  • UnQuarked 145 Central Park Square, Los Alamos, NM

Show your Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) membership card (or join on the spot—at very reasonable rates) and get $1 off your food and/or drink during Science on Tap events.

Like its namesake, the lighthouse directional radiation detector is all about maintaining a safe distance from harm. Whether the goal is confirming absence of radioactive materials or tracking them, the latest engineering innovation by Jonathan Dowell and colleagues brings us a radiation-detection tool with immense potential to keep workers and the public safe. An R&D 100 finalist for 2018, the detector has real world applications including use in hospitals, with HAZMAT robots, and at universities to name a few. Join us for a conversation with Jonathan Dowell and learn about this peanut butter jar-sized detector, its multi-environment capabilities, and how it’s poised to change the world of radiation detection.

Join us at UnQuarked Wine room in Los Alamos for a short, informal presentation followed by lively questions, answers, and discussion.

All ages are welcome to attend.

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