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University of Wisconsin–Madison

“Uranium and U”: Capitol Lakes talk

Interested in learning more about some of the science behind radium and radioactivity?  Tomorrow, Capitol Lakes is hosting a talk by Cathy Middlecamp, associate professor of environmental studies at the Nelson Institute.  Below, find Cathy’s description of the talk:

Any search for radioactive substances will quickly lead you to uranium and its radioactive decay products, one of which is radium.  Over the centuries, humans have done some amazing things with uranium.  Why has uranium been mined  What happened when it was?  And how does that connect to your own life?  This presentation will take you on a lively romp across the planet.  It will pass through your backyard, through other peoples’ backyards as well, and even though some of the bead shops that might be in your neighborhood.

The event is free and open to the public, and will begin at 10:00 am on Tuesday, October 23rd.  Capitol Lakes is located at 333 W. Main Street.  For more information (including parking info), check out the campus calendar.