Phi Beta Kappa to Honor Burton Richter with Science Book of the Year Award


December 1, 2011

SLAC Director Emeritus Burton Richter will be in Washington, D.C., on Friday to receive the 2011 Phi Beta Kappa Book Award in Science for Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: Climate Change and Energy in the 21st Century.

The $10,000 award is given annually by the academic honors society for outstanding contributions by scientists to the literature of science. Its purpose is to encourage literate and scholarly interpretations of the physical and biological sciences and mathematics.

Written by a Nobel Prize-winning scientist who has served on many U.S. and international review committees on climate change and energy issues, Beyond Smoke and Mirrors assesses proposals, ranging from the sensible to the senseless, for averting the consequences of global warming, allowing readers to draw their own conclusions about switching to more sustainable sources of energy.

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