DOE SC/ORNL: A Conversation with Dr. Chris Fall on Science and the Community

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DOE SC/ORNL: A Conversation with Dr. Chris Fall on Science and the Community

October 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Dear Elected Officials, Community and Business Leaders, and Students,

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science and Oak Ridge National Laboratory cordially invite you to A Conversation with Dr. Chris Fall on Science and the Community on Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 from 1:30-3:00 PM Eastern.

As you may know, the Department of Energy’s Office of Science is the nation’s largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences, the steward of 10 of the Department’s 17 national laboratories, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the lead federal agency supporting fundamental research for energy production and security. Office of Science-supported researchers probe the frontiers of physics, chemistry, materials science, and systems biology, unraveling mysteries ranging from neutrinos and dark energy to the behavior of matter at the nanoscale. This research has yielded over 100 Nobel prizes during the past six decades, including more than 20 Laureates in the past 10 years.

Dr. Chris Fall was confirmed as Director of the Office of Science in May of 2019.  In his role as Director, he seeks to expand the engagement of the Office of Science with elected officials as well as the community and business leaders whose partnership is so important to our joint success. Dr. Fall will be joined on the call by Dr. Thomas Zachariah, Director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, to discuss the future of the National Labs and the critical role of the Knoxville-Oak Ridge community in shaping that future. Dr. Fall wants to know what you think it means to have a national lab in your city, county, and state. He wants to know how the Office of Science can be a better neighbor and what you would like to see from Oak Ridge in the decades ahead.

Please complete the form below to RSVP and submit any questions and/or topics of interest that you would like Director Fall or Director Zachariah to address.

We ask that you please RSVP and submit questions no later than, Friday, October 16. Please feel free to share this invitation with any colleagues or relevant stakeholders.


Call-in information will be shared several days prior to the call with all invitees who have completed the RSVP link.

 For any questions please contact James Akin at 202-253-2430.  Thank you and we look forward to your participation!


October 20
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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