The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Academy has announced the launch of a new webinar series: “Meet the Author.”
Presentations in the series will examine publications, topics, creative endeavors, and resources adjacent to IEC activities that may be of interest to the standardization community.
“In looking to develop this series, we are keen to hear from the community where there might be new publications, original research, partnerships, initiatives, or other developments that do not fit within the IEC structures but would be of interest to the community,” said Ian Gardner, head of IEC Academy. “By collaborating with the IEC National Committees, Conformity Assessment Systems, and other stakeholders, I hope this series can develop into an interesting and inspiring semi-regular webinar series that will hopefully also help initiate new conversations and work at the national, regional, and international level.”
The first webinar will feature Timothy Jorgenson, professor in the Departments of Radiation Medicine and Biochemistry at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. Jorgenson is the chair of Georgetown's Radiation Safety Committee, a consociate member of the National Council on Radiation Protection, and a member of the DC Science Writers Association. He has appeared on many news programs and podcasts, explaining to the general public the risks and benefits of radiation and electrical technologies. He is the 2017 recipient of the AIP Science Communication Award, bestowed annually by the American Institute of Physics.
Jorgenson will be discussing his latest work, Spark: The Life of Electricity and the Electricity of Life. Published in 2021, the book covers historical discoveries related to electricity from pre-history to possible future applications.