1986 was the year when a lot of things changed in the world. Without doubt the most famous event of the year was the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Thousands of people suffered some form of damage or died in this fatal accident. Its aftermath not only changed the way the world works, but also affected the lives of many people who lived far from the site. My grandfather died of a bone marrow tumour the year after the accident and although we don't know if the two are related, I would like to dedicate this to him and to all those who suffered the events of that time.