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"Energy Security: From Deal Killers to Game Changers" by Raymond Orbach

Date: 02/24/2010

Time: 3:35 PM - 4:45 PM

Location: 131 Tate Laboratory of Physics

Cost: Free


This talk, sponsored by the University’s School of Physics and Astronomy, will address five energy security “deal killers.” Former U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary for Science Raymond Orbach will discuss the way in which basic research can transform these “deal killers” into “game changers” to provide possible solutions for our country’s future energy security.

Orbach is currently Director of the Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. He formerly was the nation’s first Under Secretary for Science, a high-ranking position within the U.S. Department of Energy. In that role, he served as an advisor to the Department of Energy Secretary on science policy as well as all scientific aspects of the department, including basic and applied research ranging from nuclear energy to environmental clean-up of Cold War legacy sites to defense programs.

The School of Physics and Astronomy is a unit of the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology, the University’s college of science and engineering.


  • Name: Jennifer Allan
  • E-mail: jenny@physics.umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-624-2852
  • Sponsored by: School of Physics and Astronomy


Public parking is available in the Church Street Garage, 80 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis, which is near the Tate Laboratory of Physics.

Reservation Information:

 No reservations required.

More information: http://z.umn.edu/orbach

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Jenny Allan, School of Physics and Astronomy, jenny@physics.umn.edu, (612) 624-2852.

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