From the ANS Annual Meeting (Photoblog)

June 17, 2013, 1:57PMANS Nuclear Cafe

The Opening Plenary at the 2013 ANS Annual Meeting is now underway-and it's amazing how much goes on before the "Opening". Already on Saturday morning a Teachers Workshop was in progress, and Saturday evening the Global Leadership Reception was in full swing. A few select photos:

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Candace Davison, senior reactor operator at Penn State University, begins at the beginning with the discovery of the mysterious "X-ray" (not her hand projected onto screen).

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Radiation is all around us in our radioactive world. Easy to detect with a Geiger counter.

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Almost unbelievable-one can see "trails" of individual alpha and beta particles using a simple cloud chamber.

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Detecting radioactive particles.

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Meanwhile, the setting for the ANS Annual Meeting, the beautiful Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

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From the elevator.

Stay tuned for coverage of the 2013 ANS Annual Meeting now officially underway.  And better yet, follow on twitter #ansmeeting

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