The Robbins Lecture Series
The Pomona College Chemistry Department Presents
The 51st Robbins Lecture Series
February 4-7, 2013
Exploring Our Atmosphere's Climate and Chemistry
Professor Susan Solomon
Ellen Swallow Richards Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry & Climate Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Susan Solomon is widely recognized as a leader in the field of atmospheric science. She is well known for having pioneered the theory explaining why the ozone hole occurs in Antarctica and obtaining some of the first chemical measurements that helped to establish the chlorofluorocarbons as its cause. She is also the author of several influential scientific papers in climate science, including one on the irreversibility of the climate change problem. Among her many awards, she received the 1999 National Medal of Science (the highest scientific honor in the US), as well as the Grande Medaille (the highest award of the French Academy of Sciences) and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the French Academy of Sciences, the Royal Society, and the Acadameia Europaea. Dr. Solomon has been a scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) since 1981, and an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado in Boulder since 1982. She also co-led Working Group I of the most recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Time magazine named her as one of the most 100 influential people in the world in 2008.
The 2013 Robbins Lecture is the 51st in the series established by Mr. Fred Robbins to bring to Pomona College distinguished chemists to discuss their current research.
Monday, February 4, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
"A Tale for Our Times: Something for Everyone About Climate Change and the Reasons for Climate Gridlock"
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.
"Ozone Depletion: Enduring Challenges from Pole to Pole"
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.
"Identifying the Local Signals: Where in the World Will the Climate Change First?"
Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.
"Surprises in Radiative Processes: What Chemicals are Changing our Climate?"
The lecture series will be held in:
Seaver North Auditorium
645 N. College Avenue
(The cross streets are College Avenue & 7th Street)
All lectures are free and open to the public.