School of Physics Public Lecture - Professor Steven Chu: Climate Change and innovative paths towards a more sustainable future

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On behalf of the Georgia Tech College of Sciences and the School of Physics, we invite you to join us and our esteemed guest Professor Steven Chu, former U.S. Secretary of Energy and co-recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Speaker: Prof. Steven Chu

Host: Prof. Dan Goldman

Time: 5:00 PM (Refreshments start at 4:30 PM)

Location: The Ferst Center for the Arts 

Title: Climate Change and innovative paths towards a more sustainable future

Abstract: The multiple industrial and agricultural revolutions have transformed the world. However, an unintended consequence of this progress is that we are changing the climate of our planet. In addition to the climate risks, we will need to provide enough clean energy, water, and food of a more prosperous world that may grow to 11 billion by 2100. The talk will discuss the significant technical challenges and potential solutions that could provide better paths to a more sustainable future. How we transition from where we are now to where we need to be within 50 years is arguably the most pressing set of issues that science, innovation and public policy have to address.