Seminars & Workshops

By May 16, 2018 Read More →

24 May – The Editorial Process at Nature Research

Date: 24 May 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Singleton Room
Speaker: Jenn Richler
Topic: The Editorial Process at Nature Research

Abstract: In this presentation I will introduce the Nature Research portfolio of journals (that includes Nature Climate Change, and Nature Energy), and explain the editorial process from initial submission …

By March 23, 2018 Read More →

7 May – Fingerprinting the Climate System

Date: 7 May 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Ben Santer
Topic: Fingerprinting the Climate System

Abstract: Fingerprint research seeks to improve understanding of the nature and  causes of climate change. The basic strategy is to search for  model-predicted patterns of climate change (“fingerprints”) in observed climate …

By March 22, 2018 Read More →

23 April – Staging Markets: The Local Politics of Emissions Trading in China

Date: 23 April 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Iza Ding
Topic: Staging Markets: The Local Politics of Emissions Trading in China

 

Abstract: Why did the Chinese government, operating in a quasi-market economy, embrace cap-and-trade? How do localities respond to central advocacy of cap-and-trade, and what …

By March 15, 2018 Read More →

9 April – Setting a Trillion Dollar Policy Agenda: Challenges and Opportunities for Resilient Infrastructure Design and Finance

Date: 9 April 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Shalini Vajjhala
Topic: Setting a Trillion Dollar Policy Agenda: Challenges and Opportunities for Resilient Infrastructure Design and Finance

Abstract: Infrastructure investment has been a focus of national debates for the past several years. Although calls for increased funding …

By March 8, 2018 Read More →

2 April – Carbon Capture and Reliable Storage

Date: 2 April 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Jennifer Wilcox
Topic: Carbon Capture and Reliable Storage

Abstract: The scale by which CO2 must be mitigated worldwide dwarfs the existing chemical industry, making utilization of CO2 as a chemical feedstock a minor component of the …

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26 March – Bringing EPP to Capitol Hill

Date: 26 March 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Long Lam and Shuchi Talati
Topic: Bringing EPP to Capitol Hill

Abstract: In this discussion-based presentation, we will first provide a brief overview of the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Program in both the executive and legislative …

By February 5, 2018 Read More →

5 March – Simple idealized models to understand basic properties of complex energy and economic systems

Date: 5 March 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Ken Caldeira
Topic: Simple idealized models to understand basic properties of complex energy and economic systems

Abstract: Models can range along a spectrum ranging from very realistic to highly idealized. Very realistic models have the advantage of fidelity …

By January 25, 2018 Read More →

20 February – Flexible water supply infrastructure planning under uncertainty: Learning and adapting for resilience

Date: 20 February 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Wean Hall 3701 Conference Room
Speaker: Sarah Fletcher
Topic: Flexible water supply infrastructure planning under uncertainty: Learning and adapting for resilience

Abstract: Planners in water and other civil infrastructure domains make decisions that will impact the sustainability, reliability, and cost of critical services …

By January 8, 2018 Read More →

19 February – The Role of Natural Gas in a Climate Constrained World

Date: 19 February 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Arvind P. Ravikumar
Topic: The Role of Natural Gas in a Climate Constrained World

Abstract: Methane, the primary constituent of natural gas, is a short-lived and potent greenhouse gas. In the US, oil and gas operations account for …

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27 October – “Distributed resources shift paradigms on how we design, plan, and operate power systems: an application of the GAP model”

Date: 27 October 2017
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Juan Pablo Carvallo
Topic: Distributed resources shift paradigms on how we design, plan, and operate power systems: an application of the GAP model

Abstract: Power systems have evolved following a century old paradigm of planning and operating a …