Dr. Gary Bernstein, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania, will speak on "Some Wrong Ways to Reduce Global Warming".
Professor Gary Bernstein is Reese W. Flower Professor of Physics and Astronomy. He has developed and taught Physics 016: Energy, Oil and Global Warming. His goal in that course is for his students to "become scientifically literate member(s) of society, able to analyze individual and collective choices on quantitative bases backed up by experiments and calculations. He wants them to be able to recognize propaganda, and claims that violate basic laws of physics". Using the tools of physics he calculates life-cycle costs for the various modes of production and consumption of energy and examines the capacity of each energy source as well as its effect on global climate. No previous study of physics is assumed for this talk.
The luncheon is at 12:00 noon on Monday, March 9, in the Lenape Room of the University Club.