Clerk Maxwell Lecture
6 March 2014 | Royal Institution, London, UK
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We are pleased to announce the speaker for 2014’s Clerk Maxwell lecture:
David MacKay FRS
Chief Scientific Advisor, DECC
Professor of Natural Philosophy, University of Cambridge
David MacKay was appointed as Chief Scientific Advisor to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) on 1 October 2009.
The Chief Scientific Advisor’s role is to ensure that the Department’s policies and operations, and its contributions to wider Government issues, are underpinned by the best science and engineering advice available.
Professor David MacKay will discuss the energy and climate challenge from a UK perspective.
The UK, like many developed countries, still gets 90% of its primary energy from fossil fuels; climate change action must involve significant change to the energy system. It is crucial that discussions about future low-carbon options are founded on the laws of physics and the realities of engineering.
The UK’s 2050 Calculator is an open-source tool that enables the public and policy-makers to explore the range of technically feasible pathways and the trade-offs between different options.
David MacKay will discuss the latest climate data, and the crucial role of engineering and innovation in the delivery of the UK’s targets.
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The Clerk Maxwell Lecture on 6 March 2014 will be streamed live as a webcast and will be available to view on the lecture webcast page.
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The Clerk Maxwell Lecture was initiated by the IERE in 1951 in honour of Scottish physicist, James Clerk Maxwell.
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18:00 - Registration
18:30 - Lecture commences
20:00 - Networking drinks (free to attend)