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Energy Transitions Research at the University of Cambridge

Monday, 10 November, 2014 - 17:30 to 18:45
Event location: 
Robinson College Auditorium

Energy, Climate Change and Sustainability: a necessity as the mother of many inventions

Speaker: Dr Steven Chu, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Stanford University

Venue: Robinson College auditorium, Cambridge

Date: 10 November 2014 (5:30pm - 6:45pm + drinks)

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Dr Steven Chu
, former Energy Secretary under President Obama, will deliver the 2014 S T Lee Lecture on 10 November in Cambridge.

Science and technology such as the industrial and agricultural revolutions have profoundly transformed the world. In his talk, Dr Chu will first discuss an “epidemiological” approach of assessing the risks of climate change, and then provide a perspective on how we can mitigate the risks with science, technology and policy, so that sustainable energy becomes the low cost option.

Steven Chu is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Humanities & Sciences and Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at Stanford University. From January 2009 until April, 2013, Dr. Chu served as the 12th U.S. Secretary of Energy under President Barack Obama.

S T Lee Lectures
The S T Lee Public Policy lectures were established in 2003 thanks to a benefaction from Seng Tee Lee, Singaporean business executive, philanthropist and Honarary Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge. Each lecture considers aspects of scientific, medical or technological research and developments that are likely to have significant implications for public policy over the next decade.