Compton Lecture: Climate Change Science, Policy, and Communication May 11

May 8, 2015

On Monday, May 11, 2015, Dr. Mario Molina, co-winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, former Institute Professor, and one of the world’s foremost scientists in atmospheric chemistry, will visit our campus on Monday, May 11th to deliver the Karl Taylor Compton lecture: “Climate Change: Science, Policy and Communication”.  The lecture will begin at 4:30 pm in the Wong Auditorium (E51), followed by a reception in Ting Foyer. Both locations are in the Tang Center. The work of Dr. Molina and his co-laureates provided the scientific basis for the international agreements that banned chlorofluorocarbons because of their role in depleting Earth’s protective ozone layer. His perspective is particularly relevant as we continue our campus conversation around the most effective actions to combat climate change. Currently on the faculty at UC San Diego, Professor Molina also presides over the Mario Molina Center for Strategic Studies on Energy and Environment and serves as a climate policy adviser to the president of Mexico. Hosted and moderated by President L. Rafael Reif, the lecture is open to the whole MIT community. Photo by Janwikifoto.

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