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Renewable Energy, Nuclear Energy and Climate Change

2021-01-21 19:00:00 2021-01-21 20:00:00 America/New_York Renewable Energy, Nuclear Energy and Climate Change Virtual

Thursday, January 21
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2021-01-21 19:00:00 2021-01-21 20:00:00 America/New_York Renewable Energy, Nuclear Energy and Climate Change Dr. Robert Ehrlich, professor of physics at George Mason University, will examine the options for renewable energy. Virtual

Dr. Robert Ehrlich, professor of physics at George Mason University, will examine the options for renewable energy.

This talk considers the impetus to move away from fossil fuels and towards greater usage of renewable energy. It also considers the advantages and problems associated with renewable energy, a possible future for nuclear energy, and the best science-informed policy with regard to our energy future.

Robert Ehrlich is a professor of physics at George Mason University, where he has chaired the department. He began his career after receiving a Ph.D. in physics from Columbia University in 1964. Prior to joining George Mason, he held faculty positions at the University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers University, and the State University of New York at New Paltz, where he chaired the physics department for five years. Dr. Ehrlich has authored or edited twenty books, two of his recent efforts being “Nine Crazy Ideas in Science,” and “Eight Preposterous Propositions,” both by Princeton University Press. He has also authored around 100 articles on subjects such as particle physics, science education, and nuclear arms control. He is currently doing research on tachyons — hypothetical particles that travel faster than light. 

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