Inspector, currently working on assessment of Radiation Protection and Radiological Consequences at various different reactor types, operating or proposed. I'm also involved in a number of other projects, including research and training.
The variety of work.
The ORAU website of Health Physics resources.
Sadly, I've not yet attended any. I was overseas most of my career, and on returning, worked in radiological consequences for 7 years, and so only joined SRP 3 years ago. I’m yet to really engage in SRP activities.
My wife Ilse, daughter Leah and step daughter Lauren.
Chess, gym and more chess.
Headspace by Andy Puddicombe.
The rate of increase in the number of base pairs of DNA in lifeforms follows a reasonable exponential increase with time. Tracing back to simple replicators of say a few hundred base pairs would take some 10 billion years, long before the Earth was formed and a similar time frame to the formation of the first of the second-generation stars, which contained the required elements for life.
Two dogs, two cats and I hope still 10 fish...
My Samsung tablet.
I used to have a great fear of making presentations. This disappeared after one presentation in 1993, where around a third of the audience got up after 5 minutes or so to go to one of the parallel sessions. I can’t conceive of anything worse ever happening, and so haven’t been scared since!
Boston – More Than a Feeling.
White river rafting the Zambezi, three months after a serious car accident.
Chess. I'm now solving tactics problems at grand master level, but still blunder spectacularly now and again.
Salmon and scrambled eggs.
My wife Ilse; we rarely have the opportunity to eat out, and she might read this...
Going into space.
Worrying about something is usually far worse than the event turns out to be.
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