Wed, 27 January 2010
Gregory Benford (Nebula Award winning author, physicist and professor) is today's featured guest.
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the January 27, 2010 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 37 minutes] This interview was recorded on January 16, 2010.
Topics: A new life extension product he is involved with (Genescient ) which will be available in the summer of 2010; life extension in general and his vision of its possibilities; how global warming might be mitigated using geoengineering methods such as carbon capture; what he learned by being co-founder and co-editor of the SF fanzine Void; the work of his friend Stephen Wolfram (inventor of Mathematica) including the new online calculating engine Wolfram Alpha.
In popular culture Gregory Benford: is a science fiction writer with over twenty novels to his credit; has won the Nebula Award twice; in 1989 was host and scriptwriter for the television documentary series A Galactic Odyssey; and also served as scientific consultant for Star Trek: The Next Generation.
In academia Gregory Benford: has a doctorate in physics; is a professor of physics at the University of California; conducts research in plasma turbulence and in astrophysics; has published well over a hundred scientific papers; and has served as an advisor to the Department of Energy, NASA and the White House Council on Space Policy.