Fri, Mar 26|
Nuclear Energy's Next Generation
Time & Location
Mar 26, 2021, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM PDT
About the event
Dr. Steffen will discuss recent advances in nuclear reactor designs. These "Generation IV" reactors have the ability to significantly reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and to fundamentally transform our energy economy.
Dr. Steffen is an Assistant Professor of physics at UNLV. He has worked in a variety of fields including dark matter, dark energy, gravitation, exoplanets, and airline passenger boarding. Dr. Steffen was a scientist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago, a research faculty at Northwestern University, and was a member of the science team for NASA’s Kepler mission. For that mission he contributed to the discovery and characterization of hundreds of distant planets.