Medical Department Seminar

"Future Trends in Nuclear and Radiochemistry"

Presented by George R. Choppin, R.O. Lawton Dist. Prof. of Chem, Dept of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Wednesday, July 18, 2007, 9:00 am — Small Conf. Room, Bldg. 490

Although nuclear and radiochemistry can be considered mature branches of chemistry one hundred years after the discovery of radioactivity, challenges abound for chemists in many areas in nuclear science. Global interest in nuclear and radiochemistry encompasses a wide range of difficult tasks, including the remediation of contaminated nuclear facilities, limiting nuclear proliferation, providing clean and efficient power for the developed and developing world, the diagnosis and treatment of disease, and the advancement of biological, physical and earth sciences. With the increased understanding of the “Greenhouse Gas Problems” the need for abundant, clean nuclear energy is becoming recognized as more of a necessity internationally. Education in nuclear and radiochemistry is vital to the success of these endeavors. The present status of nuclear education internationally is reviewed and the necessary future developments are discussed.

Hosted by: A. J. Francis

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