Last updated on: 12/31/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Bernard L. Cohen, DSc Biography

Title:
Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Pittsburgh
Position:
Pro to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“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.”

The Nuclear Energy Option, 1990

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
Education:
  • DSc (Doctor of Science), Carnegie-Mellon University, 1950
  • MS, University of Pittsburgh, 1947
  • BS, Case-Western Reserve University, 1944
Other:
  • Author of about 300 articles in scientific journals
  • Author of over 80 articles in other journals and books
  • Speaker at about 500 invited talks at universities, laboratories, etc
Quoted in:
  1. Is Nuclear Power Safe for Humans and the Environment?