From the Field

Published in Berkeley Science Review Spring 2022, 2022

Recommended citation: K. Knecht, "From the Field," in Proc. NSS/MIC, 2022.

In May 2018, a team of scientists from Professor Kai Vetter’s group at the UC Berkeley Department of Nuclear Engineering and LBL visited Chornobyl and the surrounding areas with a gamma-ray imaging system to construct maps of the remaining contamination. Graduate student Jake Hecla, who visited the site, explained, “We went to Chornobyl because it was effectively a field test of our technology applied to its ultimate purpose. The whole point of this technology is to map and eventually quantify radiation environments for worker safety and a variety of other reasons.”

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Recommended citation: K. Knecht, “From the Field,” Berkeley Science Review, May 2022.