Friday, May 14, 2010 at 1:22PM
Five “extraordinarily intelligent” scientists have been tapped by President Obama and U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu to help BP come up with contingency plans to stop the catastrophic oil leak.
The team includes scientists who helped design the first hydrogen bomb and invented Mars mining techniques.
The team members are:
Dr. Tom Hunter, director of the Department of Energy's Sandia National Labs
Dr. George A. Cooper, an expert in materials science and retired professor from UC Berkeley
Richard Lawrence Garwin, a physicist and IBM Fellow Emeritus
Dr. Jonathan I. Katz, professor of physics at Washington University
Dr. Alexander H. Slocum, professor of mechanical engineering at MIT
Let's hope these scientists can finally get the job done.