Xconomy Forum: Physics for Future Presidents
Monday, February 9, 2009 at 3:30 PM (PST)
Think you have a good read on the promise of clean energy and other core technological issues of the day? MacArthur "genius" award-winning physicist Richard A. Muller, one of the world's most original thinkers on science and technology and author of the top-selling new book Physics for Future Presidents, might make you reconsider. Muller will challenge conventional wisdom, debunk popular myths, and illuminate in novel ways critical issues about energy, cleantech, electric cars, global warming, counterterrorism, and the future of technology—issues the new president, and all citizens, must face in the coming years.
The U.C. Berkeley professor, a leading member of the team that theorized how an asteroid or comet killed the dinosaurs, named his new book after his course for non-science students, voted the most popular class on the Berkeley campus. Be sure not to miss this engaging presentation.
Muller's talk will be followed by a networking reception.
The first 50 people to register will receive copies of Physics for Future Presidents. The books went like hotcakes but there are still a few tickets left—get yours now!
Location and Time
UCSD's Institute of the Americas Complex
A map and directions to the venue are here.
NOTE: Directions automatically generated by Google Maps, Yahoo Maps, Mapquest, and Microsoft are incorrect.
Registration Opens: 3:30 pm
Program: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Hojel Auditorium
Reception: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Arango Foyer
For questions please contact Richard Freierman, 617-252-0775
Alexandria Real Estate Equities · Biogen Idec · EMC
Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
BIOCOM · CleanTECH San Diego · CommNexus San Diego · CONNECT
San Diego Software Industry Council · San Diego Venture Group
VENTURE CAPITAL MEMBER
Enterprise Partners Venture Group
This event is not sponsored by UCSD or by the Institute of the Americas.
When & Where
Xconomy is an innovative news and events organization with outposts in Boston, Boulder/Denver, Detroit, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Texas. It is dedicated to providing business and technology leaders with timely, insightful, close-to-the-scene information about the local personalities, companies, and technological trends that best exemplify today’s high-tech economy. Xconomy is staffed by world-class journalists and media professionals, and supported by “the Xconomists,” who include some of the world’s leading innovators. Get to know them and the Xconomy team at www.xconomy.com/about.
Sign up for RSS feeds, daily email newsletters, and email alerts from Xconomy at http://www.xconomy.com/rss-feeds/.