This week's guest is Dr. Robert Laughlin, a professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Stanford University. Along with Horst L. Störmer of Columbia University and Daniel C. Tsui of Princeton University, he was awarded a share of the 1998 Nobel Prize in physics for their explanation of the fractional quantum Hall effect.

Robert joins us this week to discuss his new book Powering the Future: How We Will (Eventually) Solve the Energy Crisis and Fuel the Civilization of Tomorrow.

If you want to learn more about Robert and his book, visit If you want to reach out to Robert, you can do so through the site and keep in mind...he always answers his email!