22.16 Nuclear Technology and Society
Introduces the societal context and challenges for nuclear technology. Major themes include economics and valuation of nuclear power, interactions with government and regulatory frameworks; safety, quantification of radiation hazards, and public attitudes to risk. Covers policies and methods for limiting nuclear-weapons proliferation, including nuclear detection, materials security and fuel-cycle policy.
This class has 22.01 as a prerequisite.
22.16 will be offered this semester (Spring 2017). It is instructed by R. S. Kemp.
Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 24-115.
This class counts for a total of 6 credits.
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