[ RadSafe ] Fwd: "Uranium: Twisting the Dragon's Tail" PBS special documentar...

JPreisig at aol.com JPreisig at aol.com
Wed Jul 22 16:26:28 CDT 2015

      Louis  Slotin       google the name....
      joe preisig
 From: JPreisig at aol.com
To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
Sent: 7/22/2015  5:22:00 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Re: [ RadSafe ] "Uranium: Twisting  the Dragon's Tail" PBS special 

      Tickling the Dragon's tail??--- the  strange death of Louis Slotkin 
--- was a story (true) about the death of  Slotkin and others doing a 
criticality experiment.  Whoops.
      joe preisig
In a message dated 7/22/2015 5:18:16 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
rjcihak at gmail.com writes:

Derek  Muller, Ph.D. in Physics Education, is the host for a PBS  
program "Uranium: Twisting the Dragon's Tail" debuting in the  US next week,
July 28 & 29, 10 PM eastern & 9 PM central time. It  will be broadcast in
France & Germany on July 31 and in his native  Australia on Aug. 9, 16, & 
Cf.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO57Zm-WNmg for his introduction  and
trailer for the show. 

He is very good on physics and  radiation on the short YouTube videos
presented under his "Veritasium"  program name. He's been to Chernobyl and
other radiation hot spots. On  these short YouTube videos, I've only noticed
one niggly error, viz.,  stating that 2 Sv is fatal to humans, whereas 4-5 
is the usual quoted  range for LD50 in untreated humans. 

This program could be a  valuable and entertaining educational tool for the

He's bad on climate change but has done very little work in  that area.

Bob Èihák (or Cihak if the diacritical marks get  mangled by an email 

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