Nobel prize winner Steven Chu gives public lecture at the UvA about climate change

13 June 2017

Steven Chu, winner of the 1997 Nobel prize for Physics, a former U.S. Secretary of Energy and currently a professor at Stanford University, will give a unique science colloquium on 22 June at the UvA's Faculty of Science. In this public address, he will discuss the way forward to face climate change.

The title of the lecture is: 'Climate change and innovative paths to a sustainable future.' The industrial and agricultural revolutions profoundly transformed the world, but the unintended consequence of these revolutions is that humans are changing the climate of the Earth. Steven Chu will briefly describe new data on climate change before turning to some of the technical opportunities and challenges in the path to mitigating the risks of climate change.

Programme

The lecture takes place from 13:00  - 14.30 in room C1.110 in the faculty building, Science Park 904. UvA Professor Jook Walraven will chair the colloquium. After his talk, Prof. Chu will be interviewed by Tristan Bakx and Evita Verheijden of the B├ĘtaBreak committee (the interview platform of students of the Faculty of Science). This will be followed by a discussion with the audience. 

This unique Science Colloquium is open to all. There is limited seating so please register in advance (using the form on the event page below).

Published by  Faculty of Science