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Save the World with Nuclear Power | Leslie Dewan | TEDxUniversityofRochester

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Nuclear engineer Dr. Lewslie Dewan discusses her experience designing and creating a company around a new type of fission reactor that eliminates many of the dangers of nuclear power. She gives a brief overview of the history of nuclear power and considers her own triumphs and failures in her work. Dr. Leslie Dewan is the CEO of Tailfin, a conservation technology company based in San Francisco, CA that focuses on new nuclear power technology, carbon-free energy production, and applications of artificial intelligence for global good. She is also the co-founder of Transatomic Power, a company that designed safer nuclear reactors that leave behind less waste than conventional designs. Leslie received her Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from MIT, and is a member of the MIT Corporation, MIT’s board of trustees. She was named a TIME Magazine “30 People Under 30 Changing the World,” an MIT Technology Review “Innovator Under 35,” a Forbes “30 Under 30,” a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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