18 Oct. 2021

The splitting of the atom is without a doubt one of humanity’s greatest technological achievements. Regardless if one is a fan or foe of nuclear fission, the fact that scientists have found a way for this tiny speck of matter to generate large amounts of heat and power is nothing short of spectacular. Even more remarkably, in just seventy years nuclear power became a major source of energy for many countries across the globe. Nowadays, it accounts for some 10 percent of the world’s electricity supply, it is a key source of power for countries such France or Ukraine, and some of the militaries also use it to propel their ships, submarines and aircraft carriers.