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2016 Selby Lecture presented by Professor Federico Rosei

Professor Federico Rosei

Date: 

Wednesday, 9 March, 2016 -
18:00 to 20:00

Where: 

Tyree Room, John Niland Scientia Building

Hosts: 

Faculty of Science

Type of event: 

Special Event

Audience / Guests: 

Public / All

What type of Energy for the future of humanity?

Presented by 2016 Australian Academy of Sciences Selby Fellow Professor Federico Rosei, University of Quebec.

6:00pm for a 6:30pm start.

As the age of cheap oil and fossil fuels is coming to an end, humanity will face an energy crisis.

Many alternative energy sources have already been identified. However, there is no optimal solution to replace fossil fuels on a short time scale with new sources that are economically viable and environmentally sustainable in the long term.

History reports disastrous consequences for human societies that exploited their resources in a non-sustainable way, and arguably this is exactly what is happening today on a global scale. Evidence for climate change is overwhelming. 

This public lecture aims to describe a general picture of the looming energy crisis, particularly to promote awareness. Some possible solutions are discussed, involving the use of advanced materials and nanotechnology for energy saving, energy storage and energy conversion.