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Fermilab scientist to speak Friday on fossil fuels, sustainable energy during physics colloquium

September 23, 2010

Photo of wind turbinesG.P. Yeh, a division scientist with the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, will visit NIU to speak at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, on “The Energy Transformation.”

Yeh’s lecture comes as part of the NIU Department of Physics colloquium and takes place in Room 200 of John E. La Tourette Hall.

Refreshments are served at 3 p.m.

The 21st century is the “Century of Energy.” Sustainable energy is a vital key to national security, economy, environment, health, replacing oil and reducing global warming.

Energy solutions include wind, solar, biofuels, geothermal, ocean and other renewable energies, and improving energy efficiencies and energy conservation. Thorium energy and accelerator driven systems also might provide sustainable energy for thousands of years.

Yeh also will discuss the energy transformation from using fossil fuels to sustainable energy in 2010-2050.

Call (815) 753-1772 for more information.