Topic: ITER, Fusion, Fukushima, and Scientists in Policy
Geoff Brumfiel, senior news reporter for Nature, discusses the future of nuclear technology, the effects of Fukushima on public perception, and the role of scientists in deciding policy. Mr. Brumfiel has written for Nature on a wide range of subjects, ranging from issues of proliferation to high energy physics. Recently, Mr. Brumfiel has written about ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor), an international nuclear fusion research project, which he speaks about in this interview. He also has been closely following the escalation and resolution process of the Fukushima Incident. Mr. Brumfiel holds a double-degree in English and physics from Grinnell College in Iowa and a master's degree in science writing from Johns Hopkins University. He has been writing for Nature since 2002 and, in 2007, moved from Washington to Nature's London bureau, where he now covers topics in science and policy from a European perspective.