Physics for Politicians and Policy-Makers

Governmental science and technology advisor Roy Schwitters will speak on “Wanderings of a Physicist around Washington: The Importance of Technical Content Supporting Policy.” Schwitters is a professor of physics and former chair of the department of physics at the University of Texas at Austin, where he teaches and conducts research in experimental high energy physics. Since 1996, Schwitters has been a member of JASON, a group of academic scientists and engineers who advise agencies of the U.S. government on technical matters related to issues of national security. Currently, he is chair of the JASON steering committee. The event is free and open to the public, with no tickets or reservations required.