Neutron Free Berkeley?

November 17, 2016

Neutron Free Berkeley?

In 1940, the chemical element “astatine” was first synthesized right here in Berkeley, using then advanced nuclear technology. In 1986, Berkeley became a nuclear free zone, but atomic physics is still practiced in our city. Here at the University of California, 16 elements of the periodic table were first synthesized, more than any other university in the world.

Join reporter Nathaniel Mahowald as he explores this contradiction.


REPORTERS: Nathaniel Mahowald
MUSIC: Neutron Dance: "The Pointer Sisters"
PHOTO CAPTION & CREDIT: Nathaniel Mahowald

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