Sunday, November 16, 2008

Tom Ligon To Talk About IEC Fusion Developments

Tom will be at the Philcon Science Fiction convention this coming Saturday, 22 Nov 2008. You can read what Tom has to say about his upcoming talk at Talk Polywell.

Cross Posted at Classical Values

2 comments:

99% said...

A science fiction convention, huh? That sounds just perfect for the IEC fantasy.

Let us know when you sci-fi folks decide to get serious and submit an abstract to an ANS meeting.

99% said...

Msimon,

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