Explore inside the atom at Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre’s next Muse Talk

Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre announces the next event in its Muse Talks Academic Lecture Series: ‘Inside the Atom’, an evening with Dr. Eric Johnston, Chief Innovation Officer at the Nuclear Innovation Institute (NII), taking place on November 29th.

In this upcoming talk, Dr. Eric Johnston will explore the inside of the atom and share insights on how nuclear forces work and function as part of our everyday lives.

Guests will enjoy an evening full of fascinating topics such as art forgery, space exploration, medical imaging, cancer treatment, and more – all connected as actions that take place inside the building blocks of the universe.

Doors open at 7:00 PM and a cash bar will be available. Tickets available now at brucemuseum.ca.

The Museum’s Muse Talks Academic Lecture Series is proudly presented by Georgian College.

About Dr. Eric Johnston
Dr. Eric Johnston is the Chief Innovation Officer at the Nuclear Innovation Institute (NII), where he leads efforts turning good ideas into great projects for some of Canada’s largest companies in the nuclear space. His familiarity with emerging technologies like advanced manufacturing and machine learning, combined with knowledge of nuclear issues from isotopes to radiation exposure, has helped him develop projects and get them funded, with academic and government partners including the U.S. Department of Defence and the Canadian Space Agency.

In addition to his knowledge in nuclear, Eric plays trombone and piano (in that order of skill) and has performed in pit bands for musicals. At 6’8” tall he immediately becomes the tallest person at NII (that’s 203 cm if you’re counting in metric), having disappointed his high school basketball and volleyball coaches by competing nationally for Team Ontario in racquetball as a teenager. He still plays.

Eric has a PhD in Health/Medical Physics from McMaster University and a nuclear engineering undergraduate degree from Queen’s University.

About the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre
The Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre offers adult and children’s programming, special events, and is home to the Bruce County Archives & Research Room. Our mandate is to preserve and make available the documentary heritage of Bruce County.