College of Agriculture, Engineering
and Science (CAES)

Data@breakfast webinar: Nuclear energy in the mix: Can it power Africa sustainably?

This talk will focus on the new era of Nuclear that goes beyond electricity generation, and introduces process heat. This can be used for desalination as well as powering the hydrogen and synthetic fuels economies.

Bio: Prof Connell is Professor of Physics within the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at the University of Johannesburg. He has research interests in Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Energy, Materials Science, Quantum Physics, High Performance Computing and Applied (innovation) Physics. His rating by the SA Research Funding Agency (NRF) cites him as having “considerable international recognition”. He is a past president of the South African Institute of Physics. He is the founding member of the South African participation in High Energy Physics at the ATLAS Experiment at CERN, where with his group he participates in a Beyond Standard Model search as well as engineering and technical activities.

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