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IAP 2010 Activities by Sponsor

Nuclear Science and Engineering

In Vino Veritas
Prof. Linn W. Hobbs
Tue Jan 19, Wed Jan 20, Mon Jan 25, 05-08:00pm, 6-104
Tue Jan 26, 05-08:00pm, 6-104, Also Feb 1st: 5-8pm

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Limited to 60 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Prereq: Participants must be age 21 or older on 1/05/09. ID required
Fee: 185.00 for For wines, crackers and extensive tasting notes

\\\\*\\\\* PLEASE NOTE - FIFTH SESSION IS FEBRUARY 1, 2010, 5-8PM, 6-104 \\\\*\\\\*
Harvard cannot lay claim to all verities! This high quality introductory class in wine appreciation, long an IAP classic now in its 29th year, with more than 2150 enthusiastic alumni/ae, will acquaint participants with the truth about wines from around the world through comparative tastings of over 55 fine wines. The offering is perennially oversubscribed, so immediate registration is advised. Payment of fee with registration.
Contact: Gabrielle Joseph, 13-4062, 253-6970, gaj@mit.edu
Cosponsor: Materials Science and Engineering

Introduction to Nuclear Power
Benoit Forget, Paul Romano, Jacob DeWitte
Tue Jan 19 thru Fri Jan 22, 02-03:30pm, 4-149

Enrollment limited: first come, first served
Limited to 50 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)

Course 1: Historical perspective of nuclear fission; Overview of radioactive decay and nuclear fission; Basic concepts of a nuclear power reactor. Course 2: Introduction of nuclear reactor safety. Discussion of reactivity and feedback mechanisms. Overview of defense in depth concepts. Discussion of Chernobyl accident. Course 3: Overview of the fuel cycle; From mining to waste disposal, this course will discuss ore processing, enrichment, spent nuclear fuel and long term disposal. Course 4: Overview of closed-fuel cycles possibilities such as Pu recycling and Minor actinides recycling. Introduction to fast reactors.

Particularly geared for Freshman.
Contact: Benoit Forget, 24-214, (617) 253-1655, bforget@mit.edu

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Last update: 19 August 2010