Burton Richter

Burton Richter

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Burton Richter is a Nobel laureate (physics, 1976); the Paul Pigott Professor in the Physical Sciences Emeritus, Stanford University; former director, SLAC National Accelerator Center; member, National Academy of Sciences; fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences and American Association for the Advancement of Science; and past president, American Physical Society and International Union of Pure and Applied Physics. He is a member of the Department of Energy's Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee, chairing its subcommittee on Advanced Fuel Cycles, and is on the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center Advisory Council, Stanford University and a member of the JASON Group and the French Atomic Energy Commission Visiting Group. He chaired the influential 2008 American Physical Society's Energy Efficiency Study. In 2012, Richter received the Enrico Fermi Award, one of the government's most prestigious awards for scientific achievement.

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book cover image for Beyond Smoke and Mirrors

Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: Climate Change and Energy in the Twenty-first Century

by Burton Richtervia Books by Hoover Fellows
Friday, April 1, 2011

Burton Richter is a Nobel Prize–winning scientist who has served on many US and international review committees on climate change and energy issues.