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Monthly meeting of the Association for Rational Thought.
For those who would like to get together after the talk, we will be having lunch at Parker's.
Jerry Black will discuss "Fusion Power: Will a private company succeed where governments have failed?"
Nuclear fusion is the source that powers the sun and the stars. Scientists and engineers have long dreamed of constructing a nuclear fusion device that would provide clean energy, with no greenhouse gases and no pollution, and which would be cheaper than any other energy source. However, the fusion megaprojects sponsored by the worlds governments have been floundering.
But hope is not lost. Several private companies have come up with smaller and simpler approaches that show promise. This talk primarily covers LPPFusion, which is one such company. The speaker is an investor in this company and is helping with the engineering aspects of their device.
Jerry Black is a retired engineer who worked in the aerospace industry for over 40 years. His educational background includes a bachelors degree in Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences from Princeton University and a masters degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan. He worked for one year as a Rocket Test Engineer at Bell Aerosystems Company followed by 39 years as a Staff Engineer at GE Aviation. His interests include nuclear fusion power, aircraft and rocket propulsion, space travel and Mars exploration.