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Our energy challenge – Richard Smalley

Date: Thu. September 23rd, 2004, 4:30 pm-5:30 pm
Location: Schmitt Auditorium

Within the next few decades, we must find an energy source of at least 10 terawatts (TW) of cheap, clean power. In order for the billions of people in the developing world to achieve and sustain a modern lifestyle, we really need 50 TW. Who will make the necessary scientific and engineering breakthroughs? Can they be done soon enough to avoid the hard economic times, terrorism, war and human suffering that will otherwise occur?

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