In the Muggle (non-magical) world, nuclear energy might be as close as you can get to wizardry.
Maybe that’s why the World Nuclear Association chose the dining hall at Christ’s Church, Oxford — used for filming scenes of the Hogwarts dining hall in the Harry Potter movies — for a meeting of students and nuclear industry leaders on July 12.
Peter Lyons, the assistant secretary for nuclear energy at the U.S. Energy Department and the U.S. government’s foremost expert on nuclear energy, met with about a dozen fellows to talk about the low-carbon power source.
“Talking to students about nuclear power is important because at the Energy Department, we’re committed to educating and training our future nuclear energy scientists and engineers,” Lyons said. “They’re the ones who will move us forward and help us solve tomorrow’s challenges.”
Lyons did not report whether any participants seized the opportunity to yell “Five points for Gryffindor!”