We’re going to host the New York Section meeting of the American Physical Society next spring (joint with the New England Section, which will tax our resources), with the theme of the meeting being applications of nuclear physics. We’ve divided up the job of finding speakers for the meeting, and I’m supposed to be inviting people who can talk about nuclear energy, either fission or fusion.
This is not exactly in my wheelhouse, but I have a couple of ideas. It occurs to me, though, that I have access to a global audience which presumably includes some people who either could give a good talk about nuclear energy issues, or know somebody who could. So,
Who should I invite to talk to an APS section meeting about nuclear energy?
There are, of course, some conditions:
The meeting is scheduled for late April 2010, at Union College in Schenectady. While we have a smallish budget for speaker travel and the like, the ideal speaker would be somebody in the general New England/ Mid-Atlantic area, to keep expenses down. We’re also not going to pony up big speaker’s fees– the APS doesn’t even waive conference fees for invited speakers, let alone give them large checks.
I have a couple of leads on people who do fusion-related research, so it would be nice to have somebody who can talk about fission. It’s not an absolute requirement, but it would be good to have a little balance.
If you are someone who could talk about fusion or fission power, drop me a line at email@example.com. If you know somebody who would be a good speaker on these topics, send me email with their information. If you want to throw out names in the comments, that’s fine, as are pointers to websites, but please don’t post people’s email addresses here.