30/03: Lecture from Steven Chu


Steven Chu, President of the International Scientific Committee of ESPCI Paris - PSL will give a lecture on the theme

Climate Change and innovative paths to a sustainable future

The multiple industrial and agricultural revolutions have profoundly transformed the world. However, an unintended consequence of these revolutions is that we are changing the climate of Earth. In addition to the climate risks, we face many challenges how to provide enough clean energy, water, air and food of a world of 7.9 billion people and likely to grow to 11 billion by 2100. Most of the talk will discuss the technical challenges and potential solutions that could provide better paths to a sustainable future. How we transition from our current path in the coming decades is arguably the most pressing set of challenges that science, innovation and policy have to address.

Steven Chu is co recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics,
US Secretary of Energy from 2009 through 2013,
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Clark Center,
Stanford University