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Climate Change and Energy Needs: Finding a Path to Sustainability

  • IIT Downtown Campus Auditorium 565 West Adams Street Chicago, IL, 60661 United States (map)

Maria T. Zuber, Ph.D., is the Vice President for Research and E.A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Maria Zuber’s research focuses on the structure and tectonics of solid solar system objects. She specializes in using gravity and laser altimetry measurements to determine interior structure and evolution and has been involved in more than half a dozen NASA planetary missions aimed at mapping the Moon, Mars, Mercury, as well as several asteroids. She was principal investigator for the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) and as such became the first woman to lead a NASA spacecraft mission. She received her Ph.D. in geophysics from Brown University.

Join Dr. Zuber as she explains why fusion, the same nuclear reaction from which the Sun draws its energy, may not be as far off as you think, and why driving an electric car might not reduce your carbon footprint — yet. Attendance is free, but registration is strongly encouraged. To register, click HERE. Seating is first come, first serve, and registration does not guarantee a seat

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