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Conference "Becquerel's legacy - a century of radioactivity"

A conference entitled "Becquerel's legacy - a century of radioactivity" will be held in London, UK, from 29 February to 1 March 1996. The conference is being organized by the UK National Radiological protection Board and the British Association for the Advancement of Science. ...

29 February 1996 - 29 February 1996
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A conference entitled "Becquerel's legacy - a century of radioactivity" will be held in London, UK, from 29 February to 1 March 1996. The conference is being organized by the UK National Radiological protection Board and the British Association for the Advancement of Science. It is co-sponsored by the European Commission's specific research and training programme in the field of nuclear safety and safeguards.

The discovery of radioactivity by Henri Becquerel, in Paris, on 1 March 1896, has had a profound influence on science, medicine and industry. The purpose of this conference is to celebrate the centenary of the discovery, illustrate the pervasive nature and beneficial uses of radioactivity, and advocate a rational approach to the risks attendant on human exposure.

The conference is aimed at professionals in a range of disciplines, including: research and education, health care, industrial enterprise, occupational safety, environmental protection, public administration, legal practice and scientific journalism.
For further information, please contact:

Becquerel Conference Secretariat
National Radiological Protection Board
Chilton
Didcot
Oxon OX11 0RQ
United Kingdom
Tel. +44-1235-822633; Fax +44-1235-822630