Place: 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Speaker: Mike Corradini, UW Department of Engineering Physics
Abstract: A study is underway sponsored by the Sloan Foundation investigating the future of nuclear energy. The main goal of the study is to evaluate the prospects for innovative nuclear technologies, policy and business models, and regulatory governance mechanisms to accelerate the transition to a lower-carbon global energy system in the United States and around the world. The study investigates time periods from the present thru 2050, and the talk will review the major questions being addressed with a special focus on the opportunities presented by considering advanced nuclear technologies to displace fossil fuels.