Events-The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute - Carnegie Mellon University


Lecture Series:

"Why are Iran's nuclear technology efforts of critical concern to Israel's security?"
Who: Mike Natelson, Ph.D. Nuc.E.
When: Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 7:30pm
Where: McConomy Auditorium, Cohon University Center
This question will be addressed first by discussing facts relative to uranium enrichment and heavy water reactor technology, atomic bomb design, and Israel's geography and population.  Secondly, what will have to be speculation will be offered as to Iranian governance and objectives, and Israeli defenses against various modes of nuclear attacks. It is hoped that these remarks will aid the audience in forming a sound opinion on this crucial question.

Michael Natelson, PhD(Nuclear Engineering, U. of Mich.), MSE(Engineering Management, U. of Pittsburgh), Fellow of the Am. Nuclear Society.

Retired as Manager of Reactor Technology(2004) after a thirty nine year career at the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory. Responsibilities included numerical methods development, nuclear design, technology advancement, and senior management of nuclear propulsion R&D and IT(information technology). Dr Natelson is a life long student of history (cultural, political and economic). He recently authored a comprehensive review article Fission Reactor Physics for Springer Press’ Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology.

Special Events

There are currently no special events. 


There are currently no luncheons planned.

Day Trips:

Cleveland Day Trip, Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Reservations due by Wednesday, April 15. See the flyer [pdf]