Navigating Nuclear – Everything you need to know

Monday 13 May, Sydney:  8:00 AM – 6:00 PM AEST in Leighton Hall, University of NSW, Kensington, NSW.

Nuclear energy is frequently debated with a deep passion. This workshop provides participants with an opportunity to learn everything they need to know about nuclear energy and what it means for Australia’s future, so that they can engage with and lead more informed discussions and decisions in their business, families and communities.

Technical specialists and leaders from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and international and Australian institutions presented lectures on a broad range of issues.

Program

Opening Address – Hon Ted O’Brien, Australian Parliament

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Introduction to Navigating Nuclear  – Jasmin Diab, Global Nuclear Security Partners

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How does nuclear energy work? – Professor Koroush Shirvan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Nuclear energy in the 21st century Professor Jacopo Buongiorno, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Radiological risk in perspective – Professor Robert Hayes, North Carolina State University

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What would the environmental impacts of nuclear energy in Australia be?Dr Dave Collins, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

 

Challenges and bottlenecks to the green transition Professor Simon Michaux, Geological Survey of Finland

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Australia’s electricity system – Dr Sarah Lawley -PhD University of Adelaide

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What is the value of nuclear energy? – Mark Nelson, Radiant Energy Group

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What happens inside an operating nuclear power plant? Sai Prasad Balla, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Environmental impacts of renewable energy in Queensland – Steven Nowakowski and Jeanette Kemp, Rainforest Reserves Australia

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Current nuclear energy developments around the world – Helen Cook, GNE Advisory

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A discovery that nuclear was nonpartisan in the USA – Dr Ross Koningstein, Google

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Nuclear energy in FinlandAtte Harjanne, Finland Parliament

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Experience and lessons from creating nuclear safety cultureProfessor Michael Golay, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Closing Address – Dr Adi Paterson -ANSTO (retired)

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