Inaugural Lecture of the Distinguished Speaker Series on the Future of Energy
Energy, Economics, and Ethics: Monday, November 9, 4:00 pm, Student Activities Center, Ballroom B
John H. Marburger, III, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the third President of Stony Brook University (1980-1994), served as Science Advisor to the President and Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy during the Bush Administration (2001-2009). Serving during a time of deep political and ideological divisions, especially regarding climate change and human embryonic stem cell research, Marburger brought high standards of fairness and objectivity to the science policy process, and launched a movement to strengthen the “science of science policy” that achieved international recognition.
Prior to his federal service, he was Director of Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) from 1998. Professor Marburger’s current research centers on physical systems that display quantum properties of possible importance in a future quantum information technology.
This lecture is co-sponsored by BNL and the Long Island Forum on Energy.