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What on Earth is happening to our atmosphere?

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18:30 - 19:30


The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG


The Earth's atmosphere from space. Credit: Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center

To understand the Earth's atmosphere and how it affects our health and climate requires knowledge of a huge variety of gases, many at concentrations around a trillionth of nitrogen and oxygen. In this lecture, Professor Lucy Carpenter will explain how atmospheric scientists measure and understand these minute concentrations of gases and particles. Join us to find out new discoveries on how our atmosphere responds to natural and human activities, and how the oceans are now thought to play a significant role in its composition.

The Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture is awarded annually for an outstanding contribution to any area of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The recipient of the award receives a grant, of which a proportion is expected to be spent in implementing a project to raise the profile of women in STEM in their host institution and/or field of expertise in the UK. 

Professor Lucy Carpenter was awarded the 2015 Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture for her scientific achievement, her suitability as a role model and her project proposal to promote women in STEM.

Attending this event

This event is free to attend and no registration is required. Doors will open at 6pm with seats allocated on a first come first served basis. The lecture will be webcast live, and will be available to view on this webpage following the event.

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What on Earth is happening to our atmosphere?

2015 Rosalind Franklin Lecture by Professor Lucy Carpenter

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK
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