The IAEA is set to throw open its doors next week to anyone curious about nuclear science and technology. As part of the Austrian government’s nationwide Long Night of Research, IAEA experts will showcase their work on everything from saving bananas from a deadly disease to preventing proliferation of nuclear weapons.
From 17:00 to midnight on 22 April, IAEA scientists will host more than a dozen exhibition booths as the large rotunda in the Vienna International Centre is transformed into a figurative candy store for anyone interested in nuclear science and research.
At one exhibition booth, visitors can take a crack at handling (mock) radioactive sources used in medicine, industry and science. At another, IAEA scientists will explain how they are using radiation to save the banana from a deadly fungus that threatens the global supply. And experts involved in the Agency’s work to prevent nuclear proliferation will demonstrate some of the methods they use to detect nuclear activities.
Read the complete media advisory on the IAEA website.