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This lecture is postponed. More details to follow.

International lecture given by Professor Steven Chu ForMemRS, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics and former United States Secretary of Energy.

The multiple industrial and agricultural revolutions have profoundly transformed the world. However,  the unintended consequence of these revolutions is that  we are changing the climate of Earth. Alarming new data on climate change will be presented that indicates that the Earth’s climate is more sensitive than previously thought will be briefly presented. In addition to the climate risks, we face many challenges how to provide enough clean energy, water, air and food of a world of 7.7 billion people and likely to grow to 11 billion by 2100. The majority of the talk will discuss potential solutions that could provide a path to a sustainable and prosperous future. How we can transition from where we are heading to where we need to be within 50 years is arguably the most pressing set of issues that science, invention and innovations needs to address.

The international lecture will be webcast live.

Professor Steven Chu is an innovative physicist who has developed methods to cool then trap individual atoms and biomolecules using laser light. Professor Chu received the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics for this important advance, served as US Secretary of Energy from 2009 to 2013, and has devoted his career to finding solutions to energy and climate challenges.

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This lecture is postponed. More details to follow. 

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