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Eleventh Nuclear Security Summit
Focusing on the low dose radiation, the Eleventh Nuclear Security Summit at
Georgetown will be in two parts: Part 1 - November 13-14 th , 2023 at Georgetown
University Medical Center and Part 2 – March 16-17, 2024 at Annual Schull Institute
International Conference at the Milford House, Italian Cultural and Community Center, 1101 Milford St., Houston, TX. The meetings are in collaboration between Georgetown
University's Department of Microbiology and Immunology, DTRA/DoD and the Schull Institute.
November 13-14, 2023 the main theme is "Low-dose Radiation for the Historical
Nuclear Incidents and Space Explorations," using multidiciprinary approaches.
Questions on the low-dose radiation are more important this year as the Fukushima
nuclear power plant water with tritium has been released into the ocean. Tritium is an
isotope of hydrogen, and hydrogen is part of the water itself . Therefore, it is impossible
to create a filter that could remove the tritium.
The movie Oppenheimer also brought the public to revisit nuclear weapons
issues and the safety of nuclear power plants. The war in Ukraine is a realistic concern
for those two major power plants, Chernobyl and Zaporizhzhia. Zaporizhzhia nuclear
power plant is the largest power plant in Europe. On the other hand, commercial space
travel and the US Space Force will bring more individuals to space while radiation and
microgravity's influences on space travelors' health are still unknown.
Students are invited to participate in the Lightning Talks November 14, 2023 at
the Nuclear Security Summit Part 1 at Georgetown University. If you are interested
please contact Dr. Steen at the following address firstname.lastname@example.org
We will have the Part 2 meeting on March 16-17th, 2024, in Houston, TX, hosted by Schull Institute. This meeting will give the participant an opportunity to discuss further radiation exposure in space travel. Houston is a home to the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission's archival collections at McGovern Historical Center. We will have a tour of the archive as well as the NASA Launching pad. Please contact SaraBarton@att.net for more information and registration for the March 16-17, 2024 Schull Institute 6th Annual International Conference.
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