There Is More Than Enough Renewable Energy

TUE, MAR 6, 2018 (34:08)

This is the second presentation in the Citizens Literacy program, a joint project between Science for the Public, Belmont Library and Belmont Media Center. The Citizens Literacy program will present speakers on science, civic, and media issues in an effort to promote public awareness and response to important concerns of our time. Dr. Prentiss explains the vital need to switch to renewable energy and she describes here –and in her book Energy Revolution- just how that change can be implemented.

+ BIO: Mara Prentiss

Mara Prentiss is Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics at Harvard University. The Prentiss group focuses on using physics tools to elucidate important problems in biology. The basic principles governing self-assembly have been a focus of recent work. It has long been known that any complex self-assembling system faces a tradeoff between the speed at which the system explores different configurations and the stability of the final product. The Prentiss group has shown that this paradox can be overcome in various systems, but their research has focused on two systems that play important roles in the interactions between chromosomes in vivo.

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