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Kai Vetter Speaks at Berkeley Lab Instrumentation Colloquium

Jan 28, 2015 – Kai Vetter speaks at Berkeley Lab Instrumentation Colloquium about “Radiation Detection Developments in the Berkeley Applied Nuclear Physics program.”

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Kai Vetter Speaks at the Joint Northern California Health Physics and American Nuclear Society Meeting

Jan 22, 2015 – Kai Vetter speaks at the joint Northern California Health Physics and American Nuclear Society Meeting in Berkeley about “Berkeley Radwatch and Radiological Resilience.”

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University of Tokyo Professor Visits UCB Department of Nuclear Engineering

Jan 22, 2015 – Prof. Hiroyuki Takahashi, Professor and Vice-Dean at the College of Engineering at Univ. Tokyo visits the Joonhong Ahn and Kai Vetter from the UC Berkeley Department of Nuclear Engineering to discuss collaborations in the context of resilience and the global campus.

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IAEA Technology Specialist Visits Berkeley Facilities

Jan 14, 2015 – Dimitri Finker, Technology Specialist in the Safeguards Division at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria, visits the Berkeley Applied Nuclear Physics Program to discuss gamma-ray imaging applications. His visit includes technical discussions and tours of the labs at LBNL and in Etcheverry Hall at UC Berkeley.

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Delegation from the Hiroshima University in Japan visits LBNL

Jan 9, 2015 – A delegation from the Hiroshima University in Japan visits LBNL to discuss a collaboration under the PHOENIX student exchange program. Prof. Kenji Kamiya, Vice-President of Hiroshima University and professor, Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine and Director of Radiation Emergency Medicine Promotion Center, Hiroshima University as well as Vice-President of […]

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University of Tokyo (UTokyo) Delegation Visits UC Berkeley

Jan 5, 2015  – A delegation from University of Tokyo (UTokyo) visits UC Berkeley to discuss joint efforts towards the Berkeley Global Campus. Prof. Naoto Sekimura, Deputy Director of the UTokyo Global Campus Promotion Office and Professor in Department of Nuclear Engineering and Management, presented UTokyo’s plans for a global campus. Opportunities and needs for […]

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No Fukushima Radiation Detected on West Coast Shoreline, Says Study

Scientists working together on Kelp Watch 2014 — including Berkeley Lab’s Kai Vetter — announced that the West Coast shoreline shows no signs of ocean-borne radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, following their analysis of the first collection of kelp samples along the western U.S. coastline. Kelp Watch 2014 is a project that […]

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Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute Opens: Alivisatos, Vetter Represent Berkeley Lab

Lab Director Paul Alivisatos and the Nuclear Science Division’s Kai Vetter recently returned from Koriyama City in the Fukushima Prefecture in Japan where they attended the opening of the Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute. This new laboratory will be part of a network of national laboratories operated by the Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology […]

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Health Officials Offer Verdict on Fukushima Radiation Near Half Moon Bay

Nuclear scientist Kai Vetter has been testing air, rain, milk and fish on the West Coast since the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi disaster in Japan, finding no public safety threat. He says that radioisotopes, such as cesium 134 and 137, peaked in 2011 at levels far below public safety thresholds and have since declined to background […]

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Researchers Launch ‘Kelp Watch’ to Monitor Fukushima Contamination

Researchers from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and Berkeley Lab have launched “Kelp Watch 2014,” a scientific campaign designed to determine the extent of radioactive contamination of the state’s kelp forest from Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant following the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami. Initiated by CSULB Biology Professor Steven L. Manley […]

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