Tuesday, September 9

"Physics for Future Presidents"

A discussion (and book signing) with 

Richard Muller, PhD

Professor of Physics, UC Berkeley
Faculty Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory 

Tuesday September 9, 2008
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

We live in a high-tech world in which most issues have a science component.  Do nukes have a future?  Is an a-bomb the big terrorist worry -- or is gasoline?  What are the benefits and dangers of exploiting our huge coal and oil shale reserves? What is the scientific role of humans in space? What is real about global warming, and what is not?

Join Richard Muller for a discussion of the physics of terrorism, energy, nukes, space, and global warming.  He will cover the key scientific issues that future president (and voters) must know and understand.

Richard Muller is Professor of Physics at UC Berkeley.  He won a MacArthur "genius" prize, and many others, for his research in astrophysics, nuclear physics, geophysics, applied physics, and climate.  He served for over 30 years as a US advisor on national security.  His new book "Physics for Future Presidents" was a #1 best seller in nonfiction at Keplers.  His class, with the same name, was recently voted "Best Class at Berkeley" by undergraduates.

For a full podcasts selection of his Berkeley lectures, visit here.