Chemistry:Responding to key global challenges - a Science and Society Lecture

5:30pm - 6:30pm / Tuesday 19th January 2016 / Venue: Leggate Theatre Victoria Gallery & Museum
Type: Lecture / Category: University / Series: Science and Society 2016 Lecture Series
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  • Admission: This event is free, but please register for tickets.
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Richard Catlow FRS, Chair of Chemistry REF (2014) and Dean of the Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University College London, invites you to join him in this hour long session which will illustrate the scope of contemporary chemistry by describing the role of chemical research in several key global challenges.

Professor Catlow will discuss recent developments relating to CO2 conversion and utilisation, the development of renewable energy technologies, food security, global health and safe water. He will look at how chemistry in the UK and internationally is making decisive contributions to key societal challenges; and how problems posed by contemporary issues provide fundamental scientific challenges for the discipline.