Good Faith Idea Exchange

Understanding Nuclear Power and Radiation (Prof. Douglas Gobeille)

April 03, 2022 Tyrone Thomas Season 3 Episode 10
Good Faith Idea Exchange
Understanding Nuclear Power and Radiation (Prof. Douglas Gobeille)
Show Notes

For today's episode I am joined again by Professor Gobeille to talk more things physics.  This time we're covering nuclear energy.  Is it safe?  Is it dangerous?  If a nuclear power plant were attacked with conventional weapons, would we be safe?  Also, what is radiation?  What is nuclear radiation?  These terms tend to evoke fear from many and I think it's time we clear the air about what these things are and what they are not.