Download PDF Fall Issue of The Bridge on Nuclear Energy Revisited September 15, 2020 Volume 50 Issue 3 The desire to reduce the carbon intensity of human activities and strengthen the resilience of infrastructure key to economic prosperity and geopolitical stability shines a new spotlight on the value and challenges of nuclear energy. Guest Editors' Note: The Role of Nuclear Energy Monday, September 21, 2020 Author: Jacopo Buongiorno, Michael Corradini, John Parsons, and David Petti This issue of The Bridge comes at a pivotal moment of transformation of the global energy system. The desire to reduce the carbon intensity of human activities and strengthen the resilience of infrastructure key to economic prosperity and geopolitical stability shines a new spotlight on the value and challenges of nuclear energy. Critical questions in the areas of nuclear economics, new market potential, advanced reactor technologies, and nuclear regulations are explored in seven original papers authored by distinguished scholars. We are grateful to the authors for their contributions, to Ashley Finan for writing the Foreword, and to Bridge managing editor Cameron Fletcher for assistance throughout the process of inviting and evaluating the papers. We also appreciate thoughtful input from the following who assessed the drafts for accuracy, coverage, and substantiation: George Apostolakis, Steven Aumeier, Robert Budnitz, Bob Coward, Mike Ford, Céline Kermisch, Kathy McCarthy, Mike Middleton, Pete Miller, Fred Moody, Greg Nemet, Per Peterson, Staffan Qvist, Jovica Riznic, and Robert Rosner. About the Author:Jacopo Buongiorno is a professor of nuclear science and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Michael Corradini (NAE) is Wisconsin Distinguished Professor Emeritus, College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. John Parsons is a senior lecturer in the Sloan School of Management at MIT. David Petti is director of the Nuclear Fuels and Materials Division at Idaho National Laboratory.