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IRC Director Vetter & UCB Graduate Students Participate in Hiroshima University Symposia

IRC Director, Kai Vetter, and two UC Berkeley graduate students, Ryan Pavlovsky and Kyle Bilton, participated in two symposia, hosted by Hiroshima University’s Phoenix Program. Dr. Vetter, Ryan and Kyle presented talks and posters at the 2nd Symposium of the Phoenix Leader Education Program Industry-Academia-Government Consortium for Human Resource Development, held in Tokyo on Feb 9th, […]

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IRC Director, Kai Vetter, interviewed on DoseNet Project for UC Science Today

IRC Director, Kai Vetter, was recently interviewed on the DoseNet Project for UC Science Today, a radio series produced by the University of California and distributed on CBS Radio News and iTunes. The description of the feature is available below: There are still many misconceptions about radiation. While radioactivity exists naturally in the background of […]

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IRC Director Kai Vetter Featured on “Straight Talk MD” Podcast on Fukushima Five Years Later

IRC Director, Kai Vetter, was recently interviewed on Straight Talk MD on resilience in Fukushima Prefecture five years after the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear accident, as well as about some of the cutting edge research conducted by his Applied Nuclear Physics program at Berkeley Lab on advanced radiation detection and imaging techniques currently used to assess […]

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IRC RadWatch DoseNet Project expands to Koriyama City

During the Second International Symposium for Resilient Communities, two UC Berkeley undergraduates, Jinney Kil and Radley Rigonan, worked with a team from Koriyama City Hall to install a handcrafted DoseNet dosimeter in City Hall. Read more at: https://radwatch.berkeley.edu/dosenet/koriyama  

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IRC co-hosts the Second International Symposium for Resilient Communities in Koriyama City Japan April 14-15

The Institute for Resilient Communities (IRC) co-hosted the Second International Symposium for Resilient Communities in Koriyama City, Japan with the Koriyama City Hall and Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute, AIST (FREA). The Second Symposium builds on the first international symposium, held in Berkeley, CA in April 2015, which celebrated the opening of the IRC at Lawrence […]

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IRC Team & Students Tour the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant April 13

The IRC Team and students from UC Berkeley had the unique opportunity to tour the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant on April 13, as part of the Second International Symposium for Resilient Communities.

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IRC Postdoc Ali Hanks presents on DoseNet at UC Berkeley High School Teacher’s Workshop

IRC Postdoc Ali Hanks presented on the RadWatch DoseNet Project at the “Seeing Radiation Nuclear Science Experiments,” at the Teacher Workshop for Science Educators: Grades 9-12, hosted annually by the Department of Nuclear Engineering on Friday, March 11, 2015. Read more about the presentation on the DoseNet website.

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IRC’s RadWatch Featured by SF Chronicle & CNBC on 5th Anniversary of 2011 Japan Earthquake

Five years ago, Professor Kai Vetter and a team of students in the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) Department of Nuclear Engineering (NE), quickly started an environmental monitoring campaign. The team measured rainwater, local sources of milk, Pacific Coast fish and kelp, local produce, and other local products for signs of radiological contamination from Fukushima Dai-ichi. The […]

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IRC Program Officer mentors international students at Tokyo Tech Nuclear Symposium

IRC Program Officer, Erika Suzuki, mentored a team of international students and young professionals at the 5th International Symposium and Seminar for Human Nuclear Resource Development for Safety, Security, and Safeguards, hosted by the Tokyo Institute of Technology’s Academy for Global Nuclear Safety and Security Agent from February 21 – March 4, 2016. As a participant […]

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IRC’s Dr. Jens Birkholzer named Chairman of the international DECOVALEX collaboration

Energy Geosciences Division Director, and IRC Leadership Team Member, Jens Birkholzer was recently named the Chairman of the DECOVALEX Project, which is an international research and model comparison collaboration, consisting of a number of nuclear waste management organizations and regulatory authorities with several contributing research teams. DECOVALEX which stands for DEvelopment of COupled models and their […]

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