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Science Cafe – August 2017

August 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Topic: The Fusion Reactor Quest
Speaker: Professor Bill Dorland, Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park.

Nuclear fusion powers our sun. Harnessing and controlling fusion reactions here on Earth has been a goal of a large international research effort for decades. Professor Dorland will describe the challenges that remain and the ultimate possibilities for fusion power.

Bill Dorland is a professor in the physics department at the University of Maryland, College Park, and a visiting professor in the department of nuclear engineering at MIT. He has worked on nuclear fusion ideas for 27 years. In 2009, he was awarded the E. O. Lawrence medal in recognition of his contributions to magnetic confinement fusion research.

About Science Cafe:

Science Cafés are open to everyone and feature a scientist engaging and leading the discussion to encourage conversation, debate, and interaction. The Rockville Science Café is organized by RSC Board member Ruth Hanessian and Tina Paul of Sigma Xi, and allows our community to explore the latest ideas in science and technology outside of a traditional academic context. Contact Ruth with any questions at 301-674-RUTH.

Rockville Science Cafe is held at Branded ’72 Pit Barbecue, which serves awesome BBQ, plus vegetarian dishes and salads. Arrive early if you want to buy dinner or a drink and get a table.


August 15, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Branded ’72
387 E Gude Dr
Rockville, 20850 United States
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