Containment: Virtual Film Screening and Panel Discussion

4.13.22 | 6:30pm–9pm

How can we contain some of the deadliest, most long-lasting substances ever produced?

April 13, 2022 | 6:30pm–9pm |


This event is open to the public.

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Join artists and activists for a virtual screening and discussion of Containment, a film tracing the impact of radioactive waste in the United States. Exploring the challenges of containing, marking and communicating about nuclear waste repositories that will remain hazardous for ten thousand years, Containment highlights the practical, ethical and communication challenges presented by the nuclear industry and the passage of time. A panel discussion following the film will feature filmmaker Peter Galison, nuclear contaminant researcher Tommy Rock, and research scientist Katlyn Turner.


Dr. Peter L. Galison is the Joseph Pellegrino University Professor of the History of Science and of Physics & Faculty Director of the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments at Harvard University.

Dr. Tommy Rock is a Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Princeton University.

Dr. Katlyn Turner is a Research Scientist within the Space Enabled research group at MIT Media Lab & Technology Director for the Antiracism, Design, and Technology Institute.

Co-sponsored by the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health and the Humanities, Arts, and Public Health Practice at Yale (HAPPY) Initiative.