Angelo State University’s Department of Physics and Geosciences will host a pair of science presentations by Dr. Fred Schlachter, a consultant and policy analyst for the American Physical Society, on Monday, Oct. 10, in the Mathematics-Computer Science (MCS) Building, 2200 Dena Drive.

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The presentations will take place at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Room 100 of the MCS Building and are open free to the public. Schlachter’s talks are designed for the general public, so no specialized science or physics knowledge is needed.

At 3 p.m., Schlachter will discuss how the public can learn who to trust and what to believe about various scientific issues, including global warming and the safety of vaccines, in his presentation, “The War on Science: The Age of Disbelief.”

Then at 7 p.m., Schlachter will present “The Future of Transportation: On the Cusp of Revolution.” He will discuss a new model for transportation that uses existing electric cars to solve a variety of transportation issues, including transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable resources, easing of traffic and parking woes, and reduction of highway deaths.

A physicist recently retired from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, Schlachter is a widely published author of scientific papers and articles and is a fellow of the American Physical Society.

The American Physical Society (APS) is a non-profit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy and international activities. APS represents over 51,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories and industry in the U.S. and throughout the world. More details are available at www.aps.org.