Science on Tap: Nuclear Waste 101

SOT July 12, 2024

Science on Tap is not your ordinary lecture series. Grab a beer from Bombs Away Beer Company and enjoy a relaxed presentation by scientists, researchers, and subject matter experts on various engaging science topics. Join the conversation!

What's on Tap this Month?

Nuclear Waste 101
with Christopher Perfetti, Ph.D.

Join us as UNM Associate Professor in the Nuclear Engineering Department, Dr. Chris Perfetti, discusses nuclear energy’s greatest weakness or greatest strength: nuclear waste. Dr. Perfetti will define nuclear waste, explore how much of it we must dispose of, and review several options for disposing of nuclear waste, ranging from the ideal to the plausible to the absurd.

Join us on Friday, July 12, at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Doors open at 6:00 pm The presentation begins at 6:30 pm and ends at 7:30 pm.


Admission is $10 per person, and you must be 21 years old to attend. Admission will provide each guest with one beer ticket. Guests can purchase additional drinks. IDs are required. Please drink responsibly. Please email us with any questions.

About Our Speaker

Dr. Chris Perfetti, UNM

Dr. Perfetti is an Associate Professor in the Nuclear Engineering Department at the University of New Mexico. His research focuses on improving the predictive capability of modeling and simulation tools, specifically by better understanding the impact of uncertainty in nuclear physics simulations. Before his appointment at UNM, Dr. Perfetti was an R&D scientist in the Reactor and Nuclear Systems Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Dr. Perfetti received B.S. and M.S. degrees in nuclear and radiological engineering from the University of Florida in 2007 and 2008, respectively, and received his Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the University of Michigan in 2012.

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