Ramana to Give Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecture on February 22

Posted on 2/7/2018 11:02:22 AM

M.V. Ramana, professor and Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security at the University of British Columbia, will deliver the 2018 Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecture in collaboration with the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics’ Science Inspires Series.

Dr. M.V. RamanaProfessor Ramana will speak on “Can Nuclear Energy be a Solution to Climate Change?” on February 22, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. in Eberly Auditorium.

The lecture is for a general audience, and we will have attendance vouchers for those who wish to give credit to their students for attending. All are welcome.

Ramana will review arguments for why nuclear energy might be considered a potential solution to climate change. He will then discuss the current status of nuclear energy and the evolution of nuclear energy relative to other sources of electricity generation. Ramana will then examine the economics of nuclear energy and other sources of low-carbon energy and will end with the challenge posed by catastrophic accidents like Fukushima.

M.V. Ramana is the Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security at the Liu Institute for Global Issues, as part of the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia. His research interests are in the broad areas of international security and energy supply, with a particular focus on topics related to nuclear energy and fissile materials that can be used to make nuclear weapons. 

Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society, is the international honor society of science and engineering. One of the oldest and largest scientific organizations in the world, Sigma Xi has had a distinguished history of service to science and society for more than 125 years. Scientists and engineers, whose research spans the disciplines of science and technology, comprise the membership of the Society.

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