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Ep 170: Bill Foster - United States Representative, US Congress

Released Monday, 27th May 2019
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In this episode, we discuss...
  • Bill Foster’s background as an entrepreneur and physicist
  • An unintentional discovery Foster made while searching for proton decay
  • Role of the FERMI National Accelerator Lab in the particle physics world
  • How two generations of Fosters used their scientific expertise in public service roles
  • Resources available to Congress for technical evaluation of specialty topics
  • Why economics is the most important factor in decarbonization and fighting climate change
  • Public perception of nuclear technology and how it affects levels of social acceptance
  • Potential for accelerator-driven nuclear energy systems
  • How Bill Foster strategizes energy policy reform as an Illinois Congressman 

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