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by Carl Willis
Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Announcements and Administration Archive
Topic: Chernobyl in September?
Replies: 8
Views: 2183

Re: Chernobyl in September?

Hi Andrew, I think it's probably unlikely that I will be at HEAS this year. It's unfortunately a very busy time at work and I don't want to over-commit myself.

-Carl
by Carl Willis
Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Announcements and Administration Archive
Topic: Chernobyl in September?
Replies: 8
Views: 2183

Re: Chernobyl in September?

It is true that there are active conflict zones within Ukraine. However, these are far removed from northern Ukraine (Chernobyl), and are not overflown by flights from Europe and Russia arriving at Kiev. The intrusion of regional geopolitical instability should be minimal or nonexistant to this prog...
by Carl Willis
Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:06 am
Forum: Announcements and Administration Archive
Topic: Chernobyl in September?
Replies: 8
Views: 2183

Chernobyl in September?

I'd like to mention the last-minute availability of two slots on the upcoming Chernobyl educational and radiological training program that Erik Kambarian and I are coordinating in conjunction with the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (ChNPP) on Sept. 6-12. This is an opportunity to--among other things-...
by Carl Willis
Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Low Light Photography
Replies: 10
Views: 3159

Re: Low Light Photography

I take low-light photos of radiation-related subjects frequently. I picked out a Fujifilm X-E2 mirrorless camera with that application specifically in mind, and it meets expectations. Obviously, you can spend a lot more money on a better camera and ass-kicking lenses. In particular, this is the doma...
by Carl Willis
Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:45 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Finally, some more runs of my fusor!
Replies: 4
Views: 1680

Re: Finally, some more runs of my fusor!

Hi Jamie, This is a very good experiment, incorporating both a moderator removal check and a D2-vs-air check, as well as multiple detectors (you had the EPD area monitor as a back-up, and it got some dose). Neutrons are detectable on the He-3 with the moderator off, but the count is much higher with...
by Carl Willis
Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:26 pm
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: The Hull prize!
Replies: 55
Views: 19984

Re: The Hull prize!

I will gladly fund the full amount of the "Hull-Willis Prize", and increase it to a whopping $500. (Oh my god!) Nine years ago, I pointed out the obvious, that a few hundred dollars won't go far toward subsidizing the effort needed to win the prize. Today, that's truer than ever. My philosophy about...
by Carl Willis
Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Book about Taylor Wilson is out
Replies: 19
Views: 8454

Re: Book about Taylor Wilson is out

Tom kindly sent me an advance copy of his book, which I read last weekend. He has chronicled an inspirational phenomenon in nuclear physics: the ability of an enthusiastic child (a bright one, necessarily with the support of committed parents and mentors) to participate meaningfully in this domain p...
by Carl Willis
Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: Help Identifying this Vacuum Fitting
Replies: 7
Views: 1620

Re: Help Identifying this Vacuum Fitting

The TC gauge thread is 1/8" NPT.
by Carl Willis
Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Nuclear measurements on Chicago Pile artifact
Replies: 11
Views: 3343

Re: Nuclear measurements on Chicago Pile artifact

I got the green light from the DOE radiological assessment team that takes care of the National Nuclear Museum here in Albuquerque. How the museum wants to display it as a loaned item is still being resolved, but hopefully it will be there soon. On another front, I collected about 250 mg of uranium ...