[ RadSafe ] SI Units

Mark Sonter sontermj at tpg.com.au
Tue Mar 29 18:08:35 CDT 2011

When I was a 'boy academic' at University of Papua New Guinea in 1973 
(??) we 'went metric' and I and a colleague hung a giant poster saying 
'Fahrenheit is Dead: Long Live Celsius' on the Physics Building... it 
was a lovely 24 C morning in Port Moresby, middle of the dry season, 
heading for a high of 27...

And like Richard Smart, I also learnt my radiation first in Curies and 
rems, in 1976, and then swapped to Becquerels and Sieverts about 5 years 
later... it took a bit of effort but now I find it difficult to go back...

Have to keep thinking: One Polish girl chemist = 37 Billion professors; 
1 sievert = 100 rem.


Mark Sonter

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