Nobel Peace Prize winner to speak Nov. 3


The 2005 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Mohamed ElBaradei, will give this year's David J. Rose Lecture on Nuclear Technology at MIT, to be held Thursday, Nov. 3, at 3:30 p.m. in Stata's Kirsch Auditorium.

ElBaradei will explore the role of nuclear technology in our world today -- from the expanding need for resources to support energy-intensive lifestyles to the risks posed by nuclear proliferation and nuclear terrorism.

His lecture, "Nuclear Technology in a Changing World: Have We Reached a Turning Point?" is sponsored by the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering and by the Alpha Nu Sigma Honor Society of MIT.

ElBaradei, recently elected to his third term as director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and the IAEA were recognized by the Nobel Committee "for their efforts to prevent nuclear energy from being used for military purposes and to ensure that nuclear energy for peaceful purposes is used in the safest possible way."

Discussion will focus on the challenges inherent in expanding the use of nuclear power, the role technology plays in verifying that nuclear materials are not used as weapons and how innovations in nuclear energy can help address global energy needs.

Refreshments will follow the lecture, which is free and open to the public.


Topics: Energy, Nuclear science and engineering, Global, Nobel Prizes, Special events and guest speakers

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