Patrick Walden graduated with a B.Sc. in Physics from UBC and a Ph.D in Particle Physics from Caltech. His Post Doctoral research was done at the Stanford University Linear Accelerator (SLAC), and since 1974 he has been at TRIUMF here in Vancouver. Patrick has been active in the fields of pion photo-production, meson spectroscopy, the dynamics of pion production from nuclei, and nuclear astrophysics. Nuclear power is the second largest source of greenhouse gas emissions-free energy in the world. It supplies approximately 5% of the world's total energy demand. Presently, human activity is on the brink of initiating a global greenhouse climate catastrophe unless we can limit our greenhouse gas emissions.
In this talk, Dr. Patrick Walden will examine the concerns about nuclear power and the reasons why, contrary to public perception, nuclear power is one of the safest, most economical, plentiful, and greenest sources of energy available.
May 31, 2016 at 7:00pm
Roundhouse Community Centre - Room B - (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver BC V6Z2W3)
Underground pay parking is available, access off Drake St. south of Pacific Blvd.
Q&A and complimentary refreshments follow. Registration is highly recommended as seating is limited. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or at EventBrite by April 9th, 2017.