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Nuclear Energy

Science, Systems and Society

Nuclear Energy: Science, Systems and Society offers an introduction to the basic physics of nuclear energy and radiation, with an emphasis on the unique attributes and challenges of nuclear energy as a low-carbon solution. Peaceful applications of ionizing radiation to help mankind, such as reactors for materials science research, nuclear medicine, and security initiatives, will be introduced.

The course will explore fission energy, establishing the scientific, engineering, and economic basis for fission reactors, and will describe the state of the art in nuclear reactor technology.

We will also learn about magnetic fusion energy research, with lectures covering the scientific and engineering basis of tokamaks, the state of the art in world fusion experiments, and the MIT vision for high-magnetic field fusion reactor.

In addition, the course also includes an optional hands-on section, where you will be able acquire radiation detectors and use them to explore radiation in the world around them, using guided exercises available on-line.

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Length 8 weeks
Effort 8 - 10 hours per week
Starts Jan 22 (earlier today)
Cost $75
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Instructors Jacopo Buongiorno, Anne White, Michael Short, John Parsons
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Language English
Subjects Science
Tags Engineering Science Energy & Earth Sciences

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Rating Not enough ratings
Length 8 weeks
Effort 8 - 10 hours per week
Starts Jan 22 (earlier today)
Cost $75
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Instructors Jacopo Buongiorno, Anne White, Michael Short, John Parsons
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Science
Tags Engineering Science Energy & Earth Sciences

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