WPI's University Lecture, featuring Ronald Prinn, professor of atmospheric research at MIT, will address global climate change and the science, economics, and policy associated with this phenomenon of international significance. The event, which is open to the public and sponsored by WPI’s Office of the President, will be held at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10, in Alden Memorial.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute's (WPI) University Lecture will address global climate change and the science, economics, and policy associated with this phenomenon of international significance. The University Lecture Series, which is open to the public and sponsored by WPI's Office of the President, provides a forum for speakers of national and international importance to enhance scholarly and scientific learning and stimulate intellectual conversation in the community.
Ronald Prinn, professor of atmospheric research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., has made significant contributions to the development of national and international scientific research programs in global change. He is a respected researcher with interests that incorporate the chemistry, dynamics, and physics of the atmospheres of the Earth and other planets, and the chemical evolution of atmospheres. From 1998 to 2003, he headed MIT's Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, and is involved in projects in atmospheric chemistry and biogeochemistry, climate science, and assessment of science and policy regarding climate change. Prinn also leads the Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE), in which trace gases involved in the greenhouse effect and ozone depletion have been measured for the past 20 years around the world.
Monday, December 10, 2007; 5-6 p.m.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute