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Simple sophistication: Detecting radiation one beam at a time

Sep 17, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
145 Central Park Square, Los Alamos
Jonathan Dowell
Stacy Baker
(505) 664-0244
Public Event

Event Description

This event is open to all ages.

Like its namesake, the lighthouse directional radiation detector is all about maintaining a safe distance from harm. Whether the goal is confirming absence of radioactive materials or tracking them, the latest engineering innovation by Jonathan Dowell and colleagues brings us a radiation-detection tool with immense potential to keep workers and the public safe. An R&D 100 finalist for 2018, the detector has real world applications including use in hospitals, with HAZMAT robots, and at universities to name a few. Join us for a conversation with Jonathan Dowell and learn about this peanut butter jar-sized detector, its multi-environment capabilities, and how it’s poised to change the world of radiation detection.