35 years on from Chernobyl – busting the myths
This year marked 35 years since the worst nuclear accident in history unfolded. The University of Salford is hosting a lecture that will take you on a journey through the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (CEZ) and allow you to witness first-hand the impact the incident had and continues to have in the area.
The lecture is being hosted by multi-award-winning scientist Professor Mike Wood, Chair in Applied Ecology at the University of Salford and Director of the Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre, who has spent the last two decades studying radiation and its environmental impacts.
You can attend the lecture in person or online to experience this unique opportunity for you to journey with Professor Wood through Chernobyl, exploring the abandoned landscape that acts as his natural laboratory. Along the way, you will learn about the accident, the people and the wildlife of Chernobyl, uncovering the ‘truths’ within the myriad of myths that surround the world’s worst nuclear accident.
Through the power of virtual reality, you will also be able to explore Chernobyl for yourself. Virtual Chernobyl has been developed by Professor Wood in collaboration with the University of Salford’s THINKLab research facility. This virtual experience has enabled audiences around the world to experience what it is really like to walk within this radioactive wilderness and venture into parts of the disaster area that others seldom visit.
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