Sunday, April 3, 2011
UCLA History: Nuclear Reactor
The Daily Bruin last week ran a history of a small nuclear reactor that operated at UCLA from 1959 to 1984. The caption to the photo above read "Thomas E. Hicks (right), engineering professor and then-chief supervisor of the UCLA reactor, and Ronald MacLain, his chief assistant, stand on top of the newly built reactor in December 1960. The nuclear reactor, which had the power of 100 toasters, was small and used mostly for research purposes."
Full story at http://www.dailybruin.com/index.php/article/2011/03/small_ucla_reactor_used_by_students_shut_down_in_1984_because_of_potential_safety_hazards_declining_