Ionising radiation is generated in all use of nuclear technology. The primary source is nuclear reactors; for example, through the production of radioactive isotopes for use in areas such as medicine.
Radiation can also be used directly from the reactor. However, in the case of a nuclear accident, part of the radioactivity in the core can be released, contaminating the environment and inhabitants of the area.
Radiation methods are used in basic research, such as in the study of plant physiology. We can also study the effect of radiation on humans in connection with nuclear accidents. The same expertise can be used to assess the agricultural consequences of the nuclear accident at Fukushima.
Highlighed topics at the seminar:
- Radiation and radioisotopes – Indispensible tools in the study of plants
- Health effects of radiation – What can we learn from Chernobyl and Fukushima?
- The Fukushima nuclear accident – What are the agricultural implications?
Speakers: Professor Tomoko M. Nakanishi University of Tokyo, Professor Eva Forssell-Aronsson, University of Gothenburg
Moderator: Professor Jan-Eric Sundgren, Chairman IVA´s Division for Basic and Interdisciplinary Engineering Sciences
IVA’s Division for Basic and Interdisciplinary Engineering Sciences welcome you to a seminar in collaboration with Japan Society for the Promotion of Science