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Women in Physics Lecture with A/Prof Guatelli (Physical Scientists/Med Eng)

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A talk by the 2021 AIP Women in Physics lectureship award winner Target Audience: Physical Scientists & Engineers in Medicine

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Women in Physics is an annual tour of national lectures by the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP). This year the lectures are on human missions to Mars and are presented by the 2021 AIP Women in Physics lectureship award winner, A/Prof. Susanna Guatelli. In August and September 2021, AIP is bringing a unique series of seven lectures to WA, each of which has its own specific target audience.

This event at UWA on 31/08 is the 2nd lecture in the series and is designed for Physical Scientists & Engineers in Medicine.

Venue is the Clews Lecture Theatre in the Physics Department at the University of Western Australia.

Associate Professor Susanna Guatelli trained as a nuclear physicist at the University of Genova, Italy. She completed her PhD in physics at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Her enthusiasm for medical physics drove her to explore radiation protection solutions for human missions to Mars (a project led by the European Space Agency). A. Prof. Guatelli is currently the academic director of the Medical Radiation Physics Bachelor Degree at the University of Wollongong and is an internationally recognised expert of Monte Carlo simulations for medical applications, including radiation protection for astronauts.

Radiation protection of astronauts in human missions to Mars: simulation and reality

Human missions to Mars were identified as a main goal of human exploration by the International Space Exploration Coordination Group in 2013. But this would expose astronauts to cosmic radiation and potential death. On Earth the testing of proposed novel shielding technologies is limited as there are no facilities capable of reproducing the complex cosmic radiation. This talk begins with a description of the health hazards for astronauts caused by cosmic radiation and of Monte Carlo simulations for space exploration. It is then followed by a discussion of the speaker’s research on developing simulation tools to improve the prediction these health hazards.

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REGISTER FOR OTHER EVENTS FROM THE SAME LECTURE SERIES IN WA by clicking on the following links:

SEP 1 @ Curtin Uni, Target Audience: General Public: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/radiation-protection-of-astronauts-in-human-missions-to-mars-tickets-155559477585

SEP 2: Morning Tea @ UWA, Target Audience: Academics & Students: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/women-in-physics-morning-tea-with-aprof-susanna-guatelli-tickets-155898989073#

SEP 2: Afternoon Tea @ Curtin Uni, Target Audience: Academics & Students: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/women-in-physics-afternoon-tea-with-aprof-susanna-guatelli-tickets-155899125481


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