All students, staff and faculty are cordially invited to a science seminar titled “The Past, Present and Future of Nuclear Power” by Dr. Craig Jensen, NOVA physics faculty, on Friday, September 27 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the CE Theater. Light refreshments and a “Meet and Greet the Speaker” will be 11:30 p.m. to 11:55 p.m. in the Lower Gallery.
Nuclear power came about with the great promise of inexpensive, abundant energy. Jensen will talk about how it started, where it has gone in the last 30 years and where it will go in the future.
Jensen earned a doctorate in nuclear engineering from the University of Utah after earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics and nuclear physics from Brigham Young University. He has been a senior reactor operator on three different research reactors and the director of the University of Oklahoma reactor facility. He has performed research on radon diffusion and the disposal of uranium mill tailings in Utah, Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico. He has worked at NOVA since 1989 as an adjunct physics professor on the Alexandria Campus, and since 2000 as a professor of physics on the Annandale Campus.
This seminar is presented by the Science Seminar Committee, Math, Science and Engineering Division, and the Lyceum of the Annandale Campus.