12.091 Radon Research in Multidisciplines: A Review

January (IAP) 2007

Radon in house, soil and air.
Radon in house, soil and air. (Image courtesy of USGS.)

Course Highlights

This course features lecture notes. It is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.

Course Description

This course introduces fundamentals of radon physics, geology, radiation biology; provides hands on experience of measurement of radon in MIT environments, and discusses current radon research in the fields of geology, environment, building and construction, medicine and health physics.
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Ila Pillalamarri (Dr. P. Ila)

Course Meeting Times

Five sessions for 4 weeks
2 hours / session