Colloquium: Robert Socolow, Princeton

Carnot in the Attic: Physics in the Service of Planetary Thinking

Abstract: Physics simplifies, often productively. I report on small personal and collaborative contributions to planetary thinking that have a physics style. Among the topics discussed are global stocks and flows of energy and carbon, geophysically closed carbon cycling, global distributions of individual emissions, project-level committed emissions, linkages between nuclear power and nuclear weapons, and energy-efficient buildings. The goal is to persuade physicists to contribute to the creation of a sustainable world through their research and teaching.


Start date
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, 3:35 p.m.
End date
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, 4:35 p.m.

This colloquium will be remote only via zoom: