Radiation Safety

  • October Chapter Meeting at Fermilab
    October 12, 2018
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Topic: Radiation Protection at Accelerator Facilities

High-energy particle accelerators are fantastic tools for discovering and understanding the building blocks of the universe. One consequence of these high-energies is the production of radioactivity, which can pose a hazard to people, equipment and the environment. Careful planning is needed to understand the radiological fields generated by these accelerators and to design appropriate controls to mitigate the radiation doses that can be produced. We will cover basics about how this radiation is generated, the techniques used to understand and mitigate radiation doses, and the regulatory limits that need to be met.

After completion of this seminar, the attendee will be able to discuss the issues involved regarding radiological protection at high-energy particle accelerators.

Speaker:  Matthew Quinn

Matthew Quinn, PhD. is the Senior Radiation Safety Officer and Laser Safety Officer at Fermilab. He has worked on shielding assessments, operational radiation safety, and radioanalytical measurements, and is a three-time instructor of the Radiation Physics, Regulation and Management course at the US Particle Accelerator School. Matt has a PhD. in nuclear physics from the University of Notre Dame, and was a postdoctoral researcher in the Loyola University Medical Center Department of Radiation Oncology.

Due to government security requirements, walk-ins will not be allowed to attend.  Pre-registration is required.

Event Agenda:

  • 11:15 – 11:45   Check-in
  • 11:30 – Noon   Lunch is served
  • Noon – ~1:00  Announcements & Presentation
  • ~1:00 – 2:00    Tour
  • 2:15                 TRC Board Meeting – all members welcome to attend and observe.
Tickets Price Qty
Student (with current ID)show details + $0.00 (USD)  
ASSP Membershow details + $30.00 (USD)  
Non-Member/Guestshow details + $40.00 (USD)  


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