The previous Open Thread has gone past 650 comments, so it’s time for a fresh palette.
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A conversation starter: I recently delivered a talk at the Australian National University (ANU) on nuclear energy and climate change. This was the Director’s Colloquium at the Research School of Physics and Engineering (I thank the staff for being such gracious hosts). Further details about the event can be found here.
What I particularly like about this recording is that the slideshow is matched to my speech, so apart from not seeing me (who needs to?), you feel like you are actually at the lecture.
Edit: A high resolution PDF of the slideshow can be downloaded here (6 MB file)
The talk goes for about 50 minutes (plus question time). I trust you will get some useful information out of it.