David Hahn ("nuclear boyscout") has died

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David Hahn ("nuclear boyscout") has died

Post by pietkuip » 21 Nov 2016, 12:23

Pieter Kuiper, Växjö (Sweden)
Course lab: 3 mCi neutron source; five 3" NaI(Tl) detectors, CdZnTe detector (Amptek); lead bricks, two GDM 20

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Re: David Hahn ("nuclear boyscout") has died

Post by Boris » 17 Apr 2017, 19:11

Hey Piet,
Sad to read that he died of drinking, according to Wikipedia.
He must have had quite a dosis of radiation, according to what is told about his home build reactor.
it's unique to achieve this in the pre-internet time, to collect the needed materials and to figure out how to build the reactor...when you are about 16 years old.

I think our educational program can not handle extraordinary gifted people like David. and that the society misses chances the way it's organised.


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Re: David Hahn ("nuclear boyscout") has died

Post by sschrammel » 11 May 2017, 12:36

It is of course not to jump to conclusions. but alcohol is much lest likely to cause harm than then radiation,

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