COMPUTATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE

Department of Computational Social Science Seminar Abstract

Friday, April 8 - 3:00 p.m.

Understanding Current Events at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plants

William Kennedy
Research Assistant Professor
Center for Social Complexity
George Mason University

Bill Kennedy will provide a background for understanding current events. In one hour, he plans to review the relevant nuclear physics, nuclear engineering, nuclear physiology, and current events at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plants. Group discussion will follow.

Bill Kennedy was a nuclear engineer in the Navy, a senior member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s staff, and the Technical Director in the office of New Production Reactors at the Department of Energy.