Currently enrolled auditors are invited to participate in a lecture and reception at the end of each semester. In the past we have been fortunate to have outstanding speakers such as University President Shirley Tilghman, professor of molecular biology, and John Fleming, the John W. Fairchild '24 Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Emeritus, and So Percussion, Artists in Residents.
Spring 2019 Special Lecture and Reception
Registration for this event is closed.
Sir Steven Cowley, Theoretical Physicist, and Laboratory Director, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Fusion Power- The End Game
Fusion is perhaps the perfect sustainable energy source except that it is clearly very hard to do. Research on fusion power began at Princeton in 1951 under Professor Lyman Spitzer. The demonstration of significant fusion power at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory in 1994 was a major step forward. However commercial fusion power is till elusive. This lecture will introduce fusion power and explain why the elusive goal may finally be in sight.
Friday, May 3, 2019
9:30 am reception
10:00 am Lecture
This event is by invitation only for Spring 2019 enrolled auditors.