A Nuclear Climate Connection?

5:30 pm
Homi Bhabha Auditorium
AG 66, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Navy Nagar, Colaba, Mumbai - 400005


On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of CP-1, the first experiment to demonstrate controlled nuclear chain reaction, it might be useful to ask whether advances in nuclear fission power have any realistic chance of ameliorating ongoing climate change driven by green house gas emissions.

In this lecture held in collaboration with Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Robert Rosner will try to answer this question, based on what is currently known about the nuclear power from the technical and economic perspectives.

Robert Rosner is the William E. Wrather Distinguished Service Professor in the Departments of Astronomy & Astrophysics and Physics, the Enrico Fermi Institute, and the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago.  He is formerly the Chief Scientist and Director of Argonne National Laboratory and is an authority on nuclear energy and public policy. He is also the co-chair of the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.  He has been active in numerous organizations concerned with energy, nuclear power, and nuclear nonproliferation.  

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