"Lec 5 - Japan and the Future of Nuclear Energy" (April 11, 2011) Burton Richter, director emeritus of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, and Matthew Wald, reporter with the Washington Bureau of The New York Times (joining the seminar from New York via videoconference), discuss the unfolding of events in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, what vulnerabilities in the system contributed to the meltdown and the design and regulatory lessons that can be applied to the future of nuclear energy development. Stanford University http://www.stanford.edu SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory http://slac.stanford.edu/ The New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/ Stanford Energy Seminar http://energyseminar.stanford.edu Stanford University Channel on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/stanford
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