Keynote Speaker: Chris Heysel
Date: Friday, June 15, 2012
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Sheraton East Ballroom
Many people didn't realize that McMaster University had a nuclear reactor in the middle of its campus until 2009 when the problems with the reactor in Chalk River resulted in a major international shortage of medical radioisotopes. Chris Heysel will give an informative overview of the reactor, which opened in April 1959, and the new cyclotron facility, which opened in September 2011, and their important role in education, research and medical applications. A lucky 30 people will also be able to sign up for a tour of these facilities on Friday afternoon.