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Peterson, Jerry Professor Emerita/Emeritus

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Research

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  • My recent basic research has applied several scaling schemes to continuum hadron-nucleus spectra, where the strong interaction should preclude the theoretical methods employed. Nonetheless, quite good success of these schemes is found, at least over some kinematic regions. I continue to experiment with means to transfer the right level of information and insight on technical matters to leaders and leaders-to-be.

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  • developed expertise in describing benefits of nuclear fission energy, nuclear reactions at intermediate energies, nulcear astrophysics, nuclear instrumentation, briefings on energy issues to federal agencies

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Teaching

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  • ENVS 3070 - Energy and the Environment
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    Examines contemporary issues in energy consumption and its environmental impact, including fossil fuel use and depletion; nuclear energy and waste disposal; solar, wind, hydroelectric, and other renewable sources; home heating; energy storage; fuel cells; and alternative transportation vehicles. Includes some basic physical concepts and principles that often constrain choices. No background in physics is required. Same as PHYS 3070.
  • PHYS 3070 - Energy and the Environment
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    Contemporary issues in energy consumption and its environmental impact, including fossil fuel use and depletion; nuclear energy and waste disposal; solar, wind, hydroelectric, and other renewable sources; home heating; energy storage; fuel cells; and alternative transportation vehicles. Included are some basic physical concepts and principles that often constrain choices. No background in physics is required. Same as ENVS 3070.

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