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 http://large.stanford.edu/publications/power. If you want to reach out to Robert, you can do so through the site and keep in mind...he always answers his email!