The course has been offered jointly by MIT and the CATF since 2019. It is intended to provide an opportunity for interested participants to improve their knowledge of nuclear energy technologies and their potential roles in addressing important social needs, especially responses to climate change. This course will be taught in person and online, slots to attend in person are now fully booked, but we encourage the online participation.
Subject matter: Sessions offered over the three days include the following:
- Nuclear and climate change.
- Nuclear power plant basics.
- Nuclear safety.
- Nuclear energy–the Finnish example.
- Nuclear and hydrogen production.
- Current global state of nuclear energy.
- The cost challenge.
- Nuclear waste.
- Advanced reactors and advanced fuels.
- History of public perception.
- Nonproliferation issues.
- Fusion energy.
- Radiation health science.
- Public opinion and nuclear: U.S. and global trends.