Dr. Richard Lester, one of the world’s foremost experts in the field of nuclear energy, discusses the potential of nuclear reactor and fuel cycle innovations with respect to economic competitiveness, modularity, safety and energy security. He evaluates the role of America’s nuclear energy innovation system, including new challenges for nuclear science and engineering education.
Watch video of the talk entitled “Does Nuclear Energy Have a Future?”
Dr Ernie Moniz, Director of the MIT Energy Initiative, discusses the Nuclear Option:
The earthquake and tsunami that ravaged parts of Japan and severely damaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have sparked fears of radiation exposure and a potential meltdown. Here in the United States those realities have renewed the debate over the future of American nuclear power plants — and have thrust nuclear energy development into the limelight as both America’s answer to its growing electricity needs as well as one of its greatest security threats. In this show excerpt, Dan Rather returns to MIT for a follow up discussion with Dr. Ernie Moniz on the future of nuclear.
watch the interview
Audio podcast of Professor Richard Lester, Head of the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT speaking on nuclear leadership challenges after Fukushima at the Symposium on Nuclear Energy in 2050. The Symposium, hosted by the Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems at NSE was held on March 30 and 31, 2011.
Explained: rad, rem, sieverts, becquerels
A guide to terminology about radiation exposure
The MIT News Office speaks with Dr. Jacquelyn Yanch, senior lecturer in the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT
Professor Ron Ballinger of the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT describes how reactors work and how the earthquake tested their design on TIME Video.
American Nuclear Society (ANS) Nuclear Cafe: Media updates on nuclear power stations in Japan
Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI): Information on the Japanese Earthquake and Reactors in that Region
World Nuclear News: http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/
NEI in conjunction with CNA will be hosting a webinar on 3/15/11 about the situation and communication. I believe this is through NA-YGN. You can register herehttp://www.quia.com/sv/514140.html if you’re interested
Professor Richard Lester, Head of the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT speaks on the TODAY show. March 12, 2011
Professor Ron Ballinger of the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT talks with The Daily Beast. March 12, 2011
Nuclear engineers share their interpretation of the events in Japan and how they will impact the future of nuclear energy: http://nuclearpolicy.wordpress.com/
Scientific American: Nuclear experts explain worst case scenario at Fukushima Power Plant. March 12, 2011