Wisconsin professor hosts podcast series on nuclear science

January 19, 2021, 12:01PMANS Nuclear Cafe


Shelly Lesher, a University of Wisconsin-La Crosse professor, is hosting the My Nuclear Life podcast series centered on how nuclear science is perceived in the community, La Crosse television station WXOW reported.

My Nuclear Life explores the intersection of nuclear science and society. Lesher, a 2020 American Physical Society Fellow, covers a range of topics, from the use of radium therapy for treating cancer to the U.S. environmental movement.

Lesher, who has taught a "Navigating Global Nuclear Issues" course at UW-L for the past five years, first began the podcast after noticing a void in society when it comes to nuclear science. “Students often ask why they aren't being taught about it,” she told WXOW.

Featured guests have included Richard Nephew, lead U.S sanctions expert on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran, and Richard Rhodes, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb.

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