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Pending Puzzles: The looming energy crisis: can nuclear energy save us?

Thursday 17 November, 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, Pavilion Room

  • Would you like a chance to meet other college members in a stimulating but informal setting?
  • Are you interested in interdisciplinary engagement?

If so, join us for a new academic series, ‘Pending Puzzles’ being organised and led by MCR Academic Officer, Veronica Hera.

These events aim to spark interdisciplinary engagement and help build a close-knit community at Hughes by providing students and senior members with a chance to connect and consider interesting questions from different angles.

This third debate will take place on Thursday 17 November, 6.00 – 8.00 pm, where you will have the chance to hear a panel of senior fellows as well as postdoctoral fellows and PhD students discuss their views on the question: ‘The Looming Energy Crisis’

Afterwards there will be a chance to informally carry on the discussion, as well as meet other college members, over a pizza supper.

Given the high turnout we expect for this event, and so that we can cater accordingly, we highly recommend signing up using the Evenbrite link below (click here)

Confirmed speakers

  • Professor Eugene Shwageraus
  • Associate Professor Markus Gehring
  • Valeria Faffuzzi

About the speakers

  • Professor Eugene Shwageraus works in Nuclear Energy Systems Engineering at Cambridge University Engineering Depart and he is the Course Director for the MPhil in Nuclear Energy. Prior to joining the University of Cambridge, Dre Shwageraus was the Head of Nuclear Engineering Dept, Ben-Burion University of the Negev in Israel. Previously, he also took part in an interdisciplinary study on The Future of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle at MIT.
  • Associate Professor Markus Gehring is a Member of the Centre for European Legal Studies (CELS), Fellow and Director of Studies in Law at Hughes and a Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for Inernational Law. Before joining the Law Faculty, he served for two years as Tutor in Sustainable Development Law and was a Fellow at Robinson College. Currently, he is also co-editing a book series on Implementation of Sustainable Development Treaties, with Cambridge University Press.
  • Valeria Faffuzzi is a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge, working on developing Monte Carlo radiation transport codes and improving nuclear data representations.

We look forward to welcoming you!