12.091 Radon Research in Multidisciplines: A Review

As taught in: January IAP 2007

Diagram showing radon concentrations overlaid on soil, house, and sky.

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

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Dr. Ila Pillalamarri
(Dr. P. Ila)

Course Features

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.

The course 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.