László Csernai (Hungary–Norway 2016, 2018, 2019) is theoretical physicist, professor of the University of Bergen, external member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and member of the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and of the Academia Europaea. He took part in designing the Paks Nuclear Power Station, he and worked with the Central Research Institute of Physics in Budapest, at the Universities of Frankfurt, Munich, Minnesota, and Michigan and at the nuclear research institutes of Dresden and Los Alamos. He was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize for his studies in the field of high energy heavy ion reactions. He is a member of the Energy Steering Panel of the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) and of the Energy Group of the European Physical Society (EPS). He is an adjunct professor of the Frankfurt Institute of Advanced Studies and of the Wuhan University of Technology.
Sustainable Development and Energy Supply
The physical fundamentals of Sustainable Development in Physics and Entropy, as well as the Basics of Energy, Heat and Entropy and Waste heat, will be studied. Sustainable Development can be quantitatively connected to decreasing entropy. We will discuss different Energy Sources, their Efficiency and their connection to Entropy production. Energy Storage and Transfer will be analyzed for different processes from the point of view of Efficiency and Entropy production. Finally, the same analysis will be presented for Energy Use, and some examples from the present Human technology. This study will quantitatively estimate the Direct Global Warming caused by the Human Energy Conversion and Energy Transfer processes. We will also demonstrate that Fusion Energy is the best and most sustainable process to cover the massive and increasing energy consumption of Humanity.