Radiation: Should You Be Afraid?

  • Cassandra Miller, Physics and Astronomy
    Coach House, Green College, UBC

    Monday, November 26, 8-9 pm
    in the series
    Green College Resident Members' Series
  • One of the apparent mysteries of the modern world is the impact of ionizing radiation on the human body and on everything around us. Is our wifi signal trying to kill us? Should we put crystals in our rooms to absorb radiation from our TVs? Will your dog grow six legs if it is exposed to radiation? Cassandra Miller will explain what ionizing radiation really is, how it causes cancer, and whether or not you should avoid it at absolutely all costs.

    Cassandra Miller is a PhD Student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia. Her research is focused on peptide receptor radionuclide therapies that treat neuroendocrine tumours, particularly if dual-isotope therapies with Lu-177 and Y-90 can be accurately imaged using nuclear medicine techniques. Before coming to UBC, she completed an Honours Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Toronto in Astrophysics, her thesis focusing on the Cepheid variable star mass discrepancy. She’s also done research with various international high energy physics collaborations such as the ATLAS experiment at CERN and the T2K experiment.
  • Unless otherwise noted, all of our lectures are free to attend and do not require registration.


November 26th, 2018 from  8:00 PM to  9:00 PM
Coach House
6201 Cecil Green Park Rd
Green College, UBC
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
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