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Hypersonic Technology: What it is, Why it Matters, and the State of American Defense Capabilities

Join us for a virtual Baker Cafe with Dr. Ragini Acharya of the University of Tennessee Space Institute. Recent developments in Russian and Chinese weaponry have highlighted hypersonic technologies as the new frontier of defense capabilities. Dr. Acharya, associate professor of mechanical, aerospace, and biomedical engineering, is a hypersonics industry veteran and an expert in hypersonic technology. She will share the promise of hypersonics, the state of American competitiveness in hypersonics research and development, and her thoughts on where the technology is likely to lead next.

Tuesday, April 22, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm


Friday, April 22, 2022 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Lectures & Presentations


Science, Law & Policy


General Public, Current Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni


Baker School of Public Policy and Public Affairs


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Elizabeth Woody

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