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Public discussion on the benefits of nuclear science

By Costa Maragos Posted: October 19, 2015 4:00 p.m.

Physics Professors Dr. Zisis Papandreou (l-r) and Dr. Garth Huber will talk about ways that nuclear science can improve our lives.
Physics Professors Dr. Zisis Papandreou (l-r) and Dr. Garth Huber will talk about ways that nuclear science can improve our lives. Photo courtesy of Trevor Hopkin - U of R Photography.

The public is invited to celebrate Canadian Nuclear Science Week with a special presentation on the vital role nuclear science plays in our lives.

Experts in the University of Regina’s Department of Physics will discuss the latest developments in nuclear science and the exciting possibilities for our health, agriculture, energy and other aspects of our daily lives in a public, free event called From Quarks to Nuclear Imaging, on Tuesday, October 20 at 7 pm.

“We’re excited to celebrate with the public the many advances in nuclear science and the differences they’re making in critical areas of our lives, including cancer detection, food safety and for safe, alternate sources of energy,” says University of Regina Physics Professor, Dr. Zisis Papandreou. “We’re proud to state that our physics department is collaborating with scientists across Canada and around the world to bring about some of these exciting scientific breakthroughs.”  

Dr. Papandreou and Dr. Garth Huber, Professor of Physics, will give a brief presentation in this informal event followed by a question and answer period.

“We encourage people to come and meet members of our Physics Department to answer questions on the latest in nuclear research," says Dr. Huber.

The University of Regina is a leader in nuclear science. It has recently received $1.475 million to advance its research in nuclear imaging technologies. 

It is also a part of a consortium of universities contributing expertise to the Advanced Rare Isotope Laboratory in Vancouver, and is also a key partner in the world-class collaborative effort with the Jefferson Lab Accelerator in Newport News, Virginia.

Nuclear Science Week is a broadly observed, week-long celebration to focus international interest on all aspects of nuclear science.
 
Event:         From Quarks to Nuclear Imaging
Date:          October 20, 2015
Time:           7:00 p.m.
Location:     RIC Auditorium – University of Regina
                    Refreshments will be served.