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14:45 Presentation / Fukushima Accident – a personal recollection of an “antimatter” physicist

Dr. Hayano has been doing a lot of volunteer activities taking a scientific approach to the aftermath and solutions of the Great East Japan Earthquake (March 11, 2011). For example, he measured radioactive dose in the food of Fukushima by researching school lunch.
He also measured the internal exposure to radiation of Fukushima residents using whole body counters (WBCs) and developed a ‘baby scan’ to measure the internal exposure for babies. He played a role of a guidepost in a messy phase after the disaster. In this talk, he will recollect his own activities and report the present state of
Fukushima. Then, we will discuss the future with him.

Ryugo Hayano

Dr. Ryugo Hayano is a professor in the department of physics at the University of Tokyo. His specialization is particle physics and he studies antimatter at European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). He has been doing a lot of volunteer activities taking a scientific approach to the Great East Japan Earthquake (March 11, 2011). In addition, these results have been broadcasted on Twitter (@hayano), which has 120,000 followers. A book and papers regarding his activities have been published recently.

-Links-
WBC: https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/pjab/89/4/89_PJA8904B-01/_pdf
Baby scan: http://iopscience.iop.org/0952-4746/34/3/645/
Book regarding his activity (in Japanese): http://www.shinchosha.co.jp/book/118318/