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Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Pittsburgh
Pro to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
"If I were to return to Earth thousands of years from now, long after fossil fuels are gone, I would not be surprised to see nuclear reactors generating base load power and photovoltaics providing the intermediate and peak loads."
Experts Individuals with PhDs, heads of government, members of state or federal legislative bodies, and individuals with graduate degrees and significant post-graduate involvement in alternative energy or fossil fuel issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Professor Emeritus, Physics, University of Pittsburgh, 1994-present
Member, National Academy of Engineering
Recipient, American Nuclear Society Special Award, Health Effects of Radiation, 1996
Professor of Physics, Adjunct Professor of Chemistry, Petroleum Engineering, Radiation Health, and Environmental and Occupational Health, University of Pittsburgh, 1958-1994
Recipient, American Physical Society, Bonner Prize for Nuclear Physics, 1981
Chairman, American Nuclear Society, Division of Environmental Sciences,1980-1981
Employee, Argonne National Laboratory, 1978-1979
Director, Scaife Nuclear Laboratory, 1965-1978
Chairman, American Physical Society, Division of Nuclear Physics, 1974-1975
Employee, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, 1969
Employee, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1965
Employee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1964
President, Physical Society of Pittsburgh, 1963-1964
Employee, Institute for Defense Analysis, 1962
Group Leader for Cyclotron Research, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1950-1958
DSc (Doctor of Science), Carnegie-Mellon University, 1950