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Nuclear Bodies: DiaNuke Conversation with Robert (Bo) Jacobs [Webinar Recording]

Nuclear Bodies: DiaNuke Conversation with Robert (Bo) Jacobs [Webinar Recording]

Events, Videos February 27, 2022 at 8:33 pm 0 comments

The first book talk for *Nuclear Bodies: The Global Hibakusha* held online on February 23, 2022. The talk was hosted by Seijo University and DiaNuke.org. Dennis Riches, Kumar Sundaram and Ran Zwigenberg joined in conversation about the book.

How Nuclear Technology Has Changed the World & the Future: Bo Jacobs Speaking at Univ. of Chicago [Video]

How Nuclear Technology Has Changed the World & the Future: Bo Jacobs Speaking at Univ. of Chicago [Video]

Videos January 10, 2018 at 5:00 am 0 comments

Lecture by prof. Robert Jacobs, as part of the 75th anniversary of the first sustained nuclear chain-reaction experiment, CP-1, held as part of the Physics Colloquium of the University of Chicago on 26 October 2017. This experiment, conducted at Stagg Field at UC on 2 December 1942, midwifed both nuclear power plants and nuclear weapons. This lecture explores how the culture of competence among nuclear scientists and health physicists created a sense of mastery over nuclear technology. This culture facilitated the dismissal of health impacts from internalized radiation (fallout), and also the belief that humans can competently manage the storage of spent nuclear fuel for millennia.