Saturday Morning Physics
Weapons of Mass Destruction: Biological Weapons


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  • Host Department: Physics
  • Date: 02/10/2007
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Location: 170 & 182 Dennison Building

  • Hanna Lecture 02/10/2007
  • Description: The impact of infectious agents has influenced societies and affected the lives of every generation for all of human history. That some of these microbial agents now might be used, deliberately, as weapons of terror shocks sensibilities and challenges researchers and governments to develop new policies and build practical countermeasures. We will cover the nature and medicine of bioterror agents, their history and social impact and discuss some current thinking surrounding our desires to live safely in a world where germs might be used as weapons.

    Detailed Information
    All talks are free and refreshments will be served. Visitor parking for the seminars (Central Campus) is across the street from the Dennison Building in the U-M Church Street structure. There is a $2.00 parking charge implemented by U-M Parking Services.

    Contact Information
    For more information regarding the Saturday Morning Physics series, see the Physics Department website, or call 734.764.4437