From: Debbie M. Decker <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] ADV: Fundamentals of explosives
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:22:59 +0000
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If you can go, you should – this course is awesome.


Debbie M. Decker, CCHO, ACS Fellow

Past Chair, Division of Chemical Health and Safety

University of California, Davis





Birkett's hypothesis: "Any chemical reaction

that proceeds smoothly under normal conditions,

can proceed violently in the presence of an idiot."




Class is being offered again:


Fundamentals of Explosives

short course on

Chemical & Physical Principles including

blast effects, detection, forensics & HMEs

May 2-4, 2017

This course examines the chemistry of explosives,

the physics of detonation waves

and their initiation, and the issues involved in

safe handling and characterizing these. Explosive

output and coupling to surroundings,

with specific application to structural response,

will be discussed. We will address

terrorist bombings, the gathering, analysis

and interpretation of evidence, improvised

explosives, and explosive detection. Lecturers

are internationally known experts.



More information at:



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