STANFORD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Students interested in exploring the field of nuclear energy now have the chance to learn from a Nobel Prize winning professor. Dr. Burton Richter, renowned physicist and professor in the physical sciences at Stanford University, will teach the course Nuclear Energy-Why, How and Prospects. The course will be offered online to students throughout the world beginning in the fall of 2013. Richter was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1976 for his work on experimental particle physics and was the recipient of the Presidential Enrico Fermi Award in 2012 for his work advancing the field of energy science and technology. He served as Director of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center for 15 years and is a leader in energy policy and national security affairs, serving on the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, Laboratory Operations Board and Nuclear Energy Task Force.
Nuclear Energy: Why, How and Prospects will explore the challenges and opportunities in the evolving field of nuclear energy and the science behind today and tomorrow’s nuclear reactors. The course is part of Stanford’s Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies professional certificate program, offered through the Stanford Center for Professional Development. Launched in April 2012, the program offers professionals the opportunity to examine emerging technologies that can transform how we obtain, distribute and store energy. These online energy courses are designed for those interested in energy education including engineers, product developers, product marketing managers, investors and policy makers. For more information about this program, please visit energyinnovation.stanford.edu or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Stanford Center for Professional Development
The Stanford Center for Professional Development connects working professionals worldwide to the research and teaching of Stanford University faculty in the School of Engineering and related academic departments. Qualified individuals may study for master of science degrees on a part-time basis, pursue graduate and professional certificates, take individual graduate and professional courses, participate in workshops, view free online seminars and more. Courses are delivered online, on the Stanford campus in the heart of the Silicon Valley, and at the work site.