Les Johnson is a scientist, an author, and the NASA Principal Investigator for America's first interplanetary solar sail mission. When he's not designing spaceships or dreaming of going to the stars, he's writing science fiction for Baen or popular science books for Prometheus and Springer.
Scheduled Programming Events Featuring Les Johnson
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Take advantage of the opportunity to meet the LibertyCon Guests and Staff and learn about this year's planned festivities!
Interstellar Research Group (IRG) (Formerly TVIW) Update
Stephen Euin Cobb moderates this panel about the Interstellar Research Group (IRG), formerly known as the Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop (TVIW). The latest IRG Symposia will be discussed along with the upcoming Tucson event.
Roundtable discussion of The Founder Effect – an anthology of interstellar colonization. Dr. Rob Hampson and Sandra Medlock – editors of The Founder Effect – lead a discussion of the shared world of Cistercia with contributors: Monalisa Foster, Chris Kennedy, Les Johnson, David Weber, Mark H. Wandrey, DJ Butler, Dr. Brent M. Roeder, Christopher L. Smith, Cathe Smith, Sarah Hoyt, Dan Hoyt, Dr. Vivienne Raper – and joined by Brad Torgersen toward the end of the panel.
Roundtable discussion of various and timely science topics moderated by Les Johnson. This is a remarkable panel dating back to the earliest LibertyCons. Everyone gets a say but no one gets to say too much. This year the participants will be the current STEM GOH and 6 Past Science Guests of Honor.