Last Thursday night I had the pleasure of spending the evening with the Michigan chapter of the American Nuclear Society. Despite the cold and snow, there was a good turnout and I had the chance to speak to a number of friendly and interested people during the pre dinner attitude adjustment period.
Following the dinner, I provided the evening’s entertainment. Judging by the fact that there were no early departures and several interesting questions, I think that the talk was well received. I recorded the session, but my sound guy (me) did not get the microphone located just right, so there is a bit of distortion caused by my tendency to try to project to the back of the room. Oh well, I think you can at least understand what I am trying to say.
The recording is available at: (Note: the file is a 22 MB MP4)
Fission is clean enough to run inside submarines.
I tried to smooth the talk a bit. There is nothing like a recorder to pick up all of those throat clearing “ums” and “okay’s”. There is also no reason to subject you to them outside of a live session. My mother would be proud, however; I did not find a single “you know” in the recording. For those of you that were at the session, you might also note that I cut out the section with the icebreaker clips – I do not have permission to share those on the web. I also did not manage to capture the Q&A session, much to my dismay. Oh well, I will keep practicing.