April 2011 Science Under the Dome
What is happening at Japan's
Fukushima Nuclear Power Station?
WSU Physicist, Dr. Alexey Petrov reviews the current state of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, steps taken by Japanese engineers to control the situation, and implications this event has for nuclear power generation facilities around the world.
Dr. Petrov will also speak of his experience as an 8th grader on a school trip to Kiev on April 26, 1986, when the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster occurred.
Dr. Petrov's bio is available at his website.
The Wayne State Planetarium is dedicated to the promotion of science, and more particularly Physics and Astronomy. We are proud to feature a new series of free public lectures covering modern topics in science.