Going Fission

Episode 4 - Lillian Caruana

October 14, 2018

Going Fission Speaks to Lillian Caruana; A student at University of New South Wales (UNSW).  She is undertaking a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Chemistry and has a keen interest in nuclear research and technology.  She has been very active in Australia's nuclear community, and has been involved with ANSTO, Women in Nuclear Australia (WiN) and the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) Winter School.  She has launched Australia's first pro-nuclear energy student group, Students for Nuclear Energy (SfNE) at UNSW.

The SfNE Facebook page can be found at: www.facebook.com/studentsfornuclearenergy/. The email address is students4nuclearenergy@gmail.com.  Her twitter handle is @lillian_caruana.

Dr. Edward Obbards appearence on Josh Szeps' Radio National programme, 'The People Versus...' can be found at:http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/the-people-vs/the-people-vs-nuclear-waste/10128818

Information on the Nuclear prdie march on the 21st of August 2018, in Muncih, Germany, can be found at http://environmentalprogress.org/big-news/2018/9/10/pro-nuclear-fest-in-munich-germany-on-october-21

The unedited video of the interview will be made available shortly on YouTube.

Going Fission's Twitter handle is @fissiongoing.


0:00 - Cold Intro.

1:00 - Intro Theme.

1:18 - Introduction.

1:53 - Lillian goes to Uni. 

3:06 - Lillian's (pre-employment) resume.

3:50 - Research at ANSTO and The AINSE winter school.

5:37 - Discussing GATRI (Gamma Technology Research Irradiator - OK, technically not a 'Three letter Acronym')

7:08 - Being a student researcher at the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering (ACNS).

9:36 - A crash course in Neutron Scattering.

12:04 - What does Neutron Scattering do for us?

13.54 - The difference between X-ray machines and Neutron Scattering devices.

15:01 - Differences between different Neutron Scattering devices.

16:42 - Why nuclear power?

18:42 - A reflection on Lillians pre-assignment nuclear outlook.

19:39 - A discussion of the public perception of nuclear technology.

21:29 - A cultural default.

21:29 - Demographics.

25:19 - The SfNE origin story.

28:59 - The SfNE Inaugural Event.

32:17 - Starting a conversation about nuclear.

33:40 - SfNE Wants You!

35:54 - Getting in touch with SfNE.

36:49 - Who should I invite to Going Fission?

40:35 - Nuclear Power Pride March!

42:24 - Farewell and future plans.

42:52 - Futher Reading and information.

44:00 - Outro Theme