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Romig Next Wigner Lecturer

Alton RomigAlton Romig, Jr. is the next speaker in the Eugene P. Wigner Distinguished Lecture Series in Science, Technology, and Policy at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Romig will present “The National Academies and Nuclear Nonproliferation: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 23 in the Iran Thomas Auditorium at the Spallation Neutron Source. A shuttle will run from the ORNL main campus starting at 9 a.m.

Romig is the executive officer of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in Washington, DC. Established in 1964, NAE provides, upon request, advice to the federal government on matters of engineering and technology. He is a fellow of AAAS, ASM International, TMS, and IEEE. He is an associate fellow of AIAA and a member of several advisory committees, including those for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Ohio State University, and Sandia National Laboratories.

The Wigner Lectures are named in recognition of ORNL’s first research director, Eugene Wigner, recipient of the 1963 Nobel Prize in Physics. Wigner was both a towering figure in theoretical physics and a key contributor to the development of nuclear reactors. He established an enduring vision for the laboratory and laid the foundations for programs that continue to this day.

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