Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

NRE/MP Seminar

Nuclear & Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs


Radiation protection at the Paul Scherrer Institute


Dr. Eike Hohmann


Paul Scherrer Institute


Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 11:00:00 AM


Boggs Building, Room 3-47


Dr. Nolan Hertel


The Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) is a national research laboratory associated to the Swiss federal university of technology. It has a focus on large scale research facilities. In the seminar, these facilities are described. Due to interactions of the primary beam with beam line components or experiments, secondary radiation is produced. This radiation has to be shielded, that the radiation level complies with requirements defined by the Swiss radiation protection ordinance. In addition, an adequate monitoring is requested by the Swiss authority. The radiation fields expected around high-energy accelerators and the detectors routinely used at the PSI are also described.


Eike Hohmann joined the radiation safety and security division at the Paul Scherrer Institute in 2008. His main tasks are the safety analysis of new experiments and the evaluation of associated safety issues form a radiation protection point of view. He is specialized in high-energy neutrons and received a degree comparable to a Master degree in physics and a Ph.D from the University of Hanover, Germany.