As part of the “ERC=Science²” project, funded by the European Research Council, the University of Leeds is holding a free public lecture on Wednesday 15th February at 16:30. The talk, by Professor John Plane of the School of Chemistry, is titled: “Cosmic Dust – From Stars to Climate”. For more details, the location or to register follow this link. The lecture and speaker are described thus:
This lecture will explore the origins of cosmic dust in the solar system, its impacts on the Earth’s atmosphere and its role as an indicator of rapid climate change.John Plane is a Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry in the School of Chemistry at the University of Leeds. He is recognised as a world-leading expert in the chemistry of the Earth’s atmosphere, from the upper ocean to the edge of space. His research involves field observations, laboratory and theoretical studies, and the development of atmospheric models, in order to understand the interactions between the different atmospheric regions. Professor Plane has recently been awarded the Vilhelm Bjerknes Medal for 2017, by the European Geosciences Union (EGU), for distinguished research in atmospheric science.