PASEF Luncheon, October 20, 2011

Kenneth Lande - "Oil, Climate Change and Sustainable Energy"

Kenneth Lande is a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. His research in astrophysics is directed at understanding the energy-generating mechanism in the core of the Sun, especially the formation of neutrinos and their detection in the 60-ton neutrino detector in the Homestake Gold Mine in South Dakota.

For his talk about oil, Professor Lande argues that we face two energy related crises: (1) the supply of oil cannot meet the demand and (2) the combustion of carbon-based fuels is driving a global climate change. His talk will summarize the fossil fuel situation, describe how fossil fuel consumption drives climate change, discuss the viability of various non-fossil fuel options and finally present an outline for a long term, national renewable energy plan.

The luncheon will be at 12pm on Thursday, October 20, 2011 in the Hourglass Room of the University Club. More information.



Those of you who missed this PASEF luncheon talk by Professor Kenneth Lande on October 20th may view his slides in PDF format. His lecture was a tour de force, covering everything from algae to fusion with statements backed up by convincing calculations and data. Lande also proposes a long term, national renewable energy plan which seems both sensible and feasible.

Kenneth Lande is a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. His research in astrophysics is directed at understanding the energy-generating mechanism in the core of the Sun, especially the formation of neutrinos and their detection in the 60-ton neutrino detector in the Homestake Gold Mine in South Dakota.