Colloquium: “Can You Survive the Detonation of an Improvised Nuclear Device in a Major American City?” – Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at 4:00 PM

Charles W. Miller, PhD,
Consultant in Nuclear and Radiological Environmental Health
George P. Williams, Jr. Lecture Hall, (Olin 101)
Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at 4:00 PM

There will be a reception with refreshments at 3:30 PM in the lounge. All interested persons are cordially invited to attend.


Many people believe that the detonation of an Improvised Nuclear Device (IND) will automatically result in massive death and destruction.  Such an event will almost certainly result in many deaths, but many other people will survive IF they know what to do to protect themselves.  The key message is to “Go in, stay in, and tune in” (see The purpose of this presentation is to explain what an IND is, how it works, what its impact will be, and how, because some of the effects of an IND decreases with time, people can survive the initial impact if they act quickly and appropriately.  This presentation will also discuss the role that scientifically literate citizens can have in helping to educate their family members, friends, and neighbors on these important concepts.

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