Confronting Climate Change

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A symposium on the topic of energy and the environment in honor of Theodore "Ted" Brown, the Founding Director of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Beckman Institute Auditorium
Register for the symposium

The Beckman Institute focuses on the issue of climate change in a tribute to Ted Brown’s 1971 book, "Energy and the Environment." Dr. Brown has long been interested in how our energy consumption is affecting the world we live in, and we invite you to take part in the discussion.

The symposium follows the annual Beckman-Brown Lecture on Interdisciplinary Science (3 pm Monday, October 15, 2018).

Symposium Speakers

  • Joanne Chory, Professor and Director, Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator; Howard H. and Maryam R. Newman Chair in Plant Biology, Salk Institute
  • Donald Darensbourgh, Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M
  • Marcetta Darensbourg, Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M
  • John Gilleland, Chief Technology Officer, Terra Power
  • Jim Hurrell, Director, National Center for Atmospheric Research
  • Rattan Lal, Director, Carbon Management and Sequestration Center Ohio State University
  • Cathy Murphy, Larry Faulkner Endowed Chair in Chemistry, University of Illinois

Please RSVP for the symposium by Wednesday, October 12, 2018.