I’ll be in Austin, TX in November for a few events:
Talk on nuclear power
“The Energy of Tomorrow: The Promise, Failure, and Possible Rebirth of Nuclear Power”:
In the 1950s, nuclear power was seen as the energy of the future. Today, it is stagnating on the sidelines, providing only 10% of world electricity, with no fundamental advance in reactor design for several decades. Why did this technology seem so incredibly promising, how did it go so badly wrong, and is there hope for a nuclear renaissance? This talk will demystify nuclear power, explaining how it works and why it deserves development instead of neglect.
When: Thursday, November 4, 7:00pm
Where: UT Austin, Rowling Hall (RRH) 4.408
Co-hosted with Austin LessWrong. I’ll talk for a few minutes about progress studies, followed by discussion. Light snacks provided; cash bar.
When: Saturday, November 6, 1:30pm (normal Austin LW meetup time)
RSVP: Please let us know here if you plan to make it; not required but it will help us plan.