A2_1 Disaster Area

George Wattam, Daniel Moore, Thomas Gittins, Robin Smith, Aidan Yiu


This report explores the volume, crowd placement and energy requirements of the plutonium rock band Disaster Area featured in Douglas Adams' second novel. The band was found to produce a loudness of 304 dB 1 m away from the speaker. This gave an estimate of 2.64*10^20 kg of plutonium undergoing fission in order to allow the two hour concert to perform at this noise level.

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