Houston Harper Lecture Featuring Robert Rosner

Can Nuclear Power Help Fight Climate Change?

$10/recent graduate (College alumni of the past 10 years and graduate alumni of the past five years)
Free for UChicago graduates from the current academic year
Two complimentary registrations for members of the Chicago, Harper, Phoenix, and Medical and Biological Sciences Alumni Association philanthropic societies

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As concerns about climate change grow, scientists turn to once-maligned nuclear power sources to potentially decarbonize the world’s energy production.

Theoretical physicist Robert Rosner will examine the benefits and safety risks of nuclear energy, the economics of worldwide nuclear deployment, and the industrial readiness for it among the major nuclear power players, including China, France, Japan, South Korea, and Russia.

Contact harperlectures@uchicago.edu or 773.702.7788.

Event Details

6:00 p.m. Registration and networking
6:30 p.m. Presentation and discussion
7:30 p.m. Reception

Parking Information

Complimentary short-term self-parking is available. Short-term valet parking is $15.

Featured Faculty

Robert Rosner is the William E. Wrather Distinguished Service Professor in the Departments of Astronomy & Astrophysics and Physics, as well as in the Enrico Fermi Institute. As he became increasingly involved in energy technologies and in the public policy issues that relate to their development and deployment, he cofounded the Energy Policy Institute (EPIC) at the University of Chicago.

Rosner has served as Argonne National Laboratory’s chief scientist and associate laboratory director for physical, biological, and computational sciences, as well as its laboratory director. He was the founding chair of the US Department of Energy’s National Laboratory Directors’ Council.

Read more about Rosner’s work on the Global Nuclear Future Initiative through the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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