Private: “Environmental Radiation: Natural and Man-Made”

Dr. Robert Huber

University of Utah Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept.

When: Monday, November 11, 2013 at 3:05 p.m.
Where: Warnock 1250


The only technology that can now provide base load electrical power without emitting carbon dioxide is nuclear. Yet any mention of new nuclear power facilities triggers a huge public fear of radiation. This happens in spite of the fact that the earth is now and always has been quite radioactive. This seminar will discuss the amount and nature of the natural radiation we all live with and how radiation protection standards are set, especially for low doses of radiation that are comparable to the natural background.

Brief Speaker Biography

Ph.D. Physics 1961, University of Utah

Argonne National Laboratory working in Nuclear Reactor Physics, 6 years

Semiconductor Device Physics and MOS IC Fabrication at General Instrument Corp.

Univ. of Utah Electrical Engineering Faculty 1972–1998

Consultant in fields of MOS IC Fabrication and MEMS (micro-electrical mechanical systems)