ask theory, nuclear science, carlo arcilla

Hosted by EIC Mikael Angelo Francisco, Ask Theory shines the spotlight on Pinoy scientific brilliance, in a fun and entertaining “kwentuhan” format. Each episode of Ask Theory  features a Pinoy scientist from one of the various scientific disciplines. In a very casual conversation, guests explain what they do in simple terms, as well as share their fascinating stories: how they got into science, the challenges they face, what motivates them to pursue their fields, what future scientists from the Philippines can look forward to, and so much more.

Episode 55: Kailangan Ba Talaga Ng Pilipinas Ang Nuclear Power?

This episode features Dr. Carlo A. Arcilla, a geologist and the Director of the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST-PNRI).

We talked about how nuclear medicine can help in the fight against cancer, the role of nuclear science in the pandemic, how nuclear technology helps with food productivity, nuclear science and climate change, the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant, and more.

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