Summer School, May 9-21

Source:  Summer School, May 9-21    Tag:  types of radionuclides
I am going to learn about the following topics:
  • Introduction into the Physics School Programme and Goals
  • Why do our countries need radiation protection research and scientists?
  • The roles of the NGOs ICRU and ICRP in radiation protection since 1925
  • Radiation protection aspects at the Large Hadron Collider, CERN: Examples of applied radiation protection problems and solutions
  • How to quantify a "biologically weighted/effective dose" - problems and attempts to solve them
  • Ionizing radiations: particles, fields and their characteristica
  • Radioactivity : decay types and their radiological characteristica
  • Interactions of ionizing radiations: photons
  • Interactions of ionizing radiations: electrons
  • Interactions of ionizing radiations: fast ions
  • Interactions of ionizing radiations: neutrons
  • Simulation of charged particle tracks: definitions, principles, concepts
  • Simulation of charged particle tracks: track structure characteristics
  • Simulation of track effects on complex biological targets
  • Simulation of biochemical repair processes in complex biological targets
  • Natural radiation exposure
  • Cosmic ray exposures in air crafts
  • Radon exposure in the environment, at home and at work
  • Real time measurements of Radon: Problems and solutions
  • Thoron in the environment and at home
  • Thoron measurements in a model home
  • Radioactive aerosol particle size distribution and their health consequences
  • Deposition and resuspension of radionuclides
  • Measurement concepts and dosimetry of radiation fields
  • Measurement methods of photons and neutrons
  • Measurements concepts of radionuclides in food, environmental samples
  • Statistical aspects of radiation measurements
  • Internal dosimetry after inhalation of radionuclides
  • Internal dosimetry after ingestion of radionuclides
  • Area dosimetry in radiation fields
  • Personal dosimetry in radiation fields and record keeping
  • Calibration and testing of measurement instruments in Primary Labs
  • Specification of irradiation conditions in radiation biology publications - new ICRU recommendations
  • Long-lived radionuclides in the environment: From the early solar system to the history of man
  • History of radioactivity: from euphoria to radiophobia
  • Radio-ecological models for the migration of radionuclides in the environment and in food chains
  • Applications of radioecological models, e.g. reactor accidents, dirty bombs
  • Environmental distributions of H-3, C-14, I-129 and Cl-36
  • Environmental radioactivity in minerals, glasses and in products
  • GUM - How to specify uncertainty in radiation measurements?
  • Use of ionizing radiation in medical diagnostics
  • Modern methods of X-ray imaging
  • Radiation exposures of patients and staff in medicine
  • Possibilities to reduce diagnostic radiation exposures
  • Modern methods of imaging in nuclear medicine
  • Radiation therapy: several strategies to cure cancer
  • Modern aspects of 4D-ion radiation therapy
  • Modelling basic radiation action in ion therapy
  • Radiation Epidemiology
  • Increased Childhood leukaemia rates around nuclear power stations?
  • Aspects to be considered in analysis of low dose health effect data
  • Biological objects useful for retrospective dosimetry
  • Molecular radiation actions on DNA
  • Repair processes after radiation damage to DNA
  • Modelling radiation action on complex systems
  • Systems Biology approaches to model the cellular metabolism and disturbances
  • Systems Biology approaches to model the cell cycle
  • International activities aiming at modelling processes in complex adaptive systems
  • Somatic radiation effects in animals
  • Which Genes play which roles in radiation carcinogenesis?
  • Selected exercises, questions and answers on "Effects"
  • Low dose radiation effects on living organisms: just the same as at high doses but with lower probability?
  • Modern nanotechnology methods in biology
  • The 1 Million Euro question: which experiment should be done to proof/dis-proof any serious health effect of low dose exposures to man?
  • The important end of the story: transport, management and storage of radioactive waste
  • Exercises, discussions and summary on open questions regarding "Radiation Exposure" and "Radiation Effects"
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