International Relations Lecture Series

Carl Bender, PhD

08 February, 2022

Climate Change

About The Topic

By far, the most serious problem that the earth’s population faces is that of climate change. Scientists have been well aware of this problem for more than a century but in recent years there have been major advances in measurement and prediction. The latest comprehensive studies are contained in the Sixth Assessment Report of the U. N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that was published recently in August 2021. This talk will summarize some of the recent findings and predictions.


 About the Speaker

Carl M. Bender is the Konneker Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis and Visiting Professor at Heidelberg University, Imperial College London, and King’s College London. He received his PhD from Harvard University, was a postdoc at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics at MIT. He was the Ulam Scholar at Los Alamos, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Physics A, and was granted fellowships from the Sloan, Guggenheim, Lady Davis, Fulbright, Leverhulme, and Rockefeller Foundations. He was awarded the 2017 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics. He is currently supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Simons Foundation, and the U.K. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Carl Bender