Physics Colloquium

"How we got the government we have, and why scientists should engage with it"

Presented by Benn Tannenbaum, Sandia National Laboratory

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 3:30 pm — Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

It seems like a terrible time to be a scientist in the United States. Federal budgets aren't being passed, and when they are, funding for science never seems to increase. The debate over immigration reform—including what to do about visas for high-skilled workers, such as scientists—is stalled. Everyone agrees that cybersecurity is a problem, but no one seems to have a solution. Meanwhile, we have no meaningful debate in Congress or in the administration on climate change or energy policy. This lecture will cover how we got here, why we are stuck, some speculation on how the current administration is impacting research, and how the scientific community can impact policy.

Hosted by: Andrei Nomerotski

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