Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Physics Division

Physics Division Seminars

Physics Division Seminars bring us speakers on a variety of physics related subjects. Usually these are held in the Building 6008 large Conference Room, at 3:00 pm on the chosen day, but times and locations may vary. For more information, contact our seminar chairman,

Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri
Tel (Office): (865) 574-6124  (FAX): (865) 574-1268


Thu., July 17, 2014, at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

The Physics of the Global Energy Problem

Wolfgang Bauer, Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI
ORNL, Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room

Energy fuels our civilization and all life on the planet. But the age of fossil fuels is coming to an end, and the question is what will replace oil, gas, and coal. What can physicists do to help, and what can physicists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory do in particular? This presentation will focus on the potential of renewable power sources, and in particular on bio-fuels.

Contact: Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri, (865) 574-6124