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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM: Lighting the Way to Fusion Energy with Intense Lasers

Description:
Speaker: Richard Freeman, Ohio State University Abstract:Caught between increasing evidence of rapid warming and ever more difficult carbon-based resource extraction, those who aren't in a state of pseudo-science denial are desperately looking for a sustainable path forward. While the public's current attention is on so-called renewables (wind, bio, solar), not only is our record of sustained investment in these technologies remarkably inconsistent, there is a strong case to be made that renewables can't be scaled up in any practical manner to become the "green" energy source for the world by 2100. This leaves nuclear fission as the technologist's choice, but since the US, Russian and now Japanese accidents, there is no political will to invest here either. By a process of elimination, we are left with fusion... (Continued at: http://www.umdphysics.umd.edu/events/physicscolloquia/575-lighting-the-way-to-fusion-energy-with-intense-lasers.html) {Will appear in FYI on Nov 8, 2011
Start Time:
4:00 PM
End Time:
5:00 PM
Room:
1410
Common Location Name:
Physics
Web Address:
www.umdphysics.umd.edu/events/physicscolloquia.
Other Contact Information:
Carole Cuaresma Kiger +1 301 405 5945 ccuaresm@umd.edu www.umdphysics.umd.edu


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