On Thursday, Sept. 13, from 3:45-5:30 p.m., Susan Solomon — the Ellen Swallow Richards Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Science — will deliver the School of Science Dean's Colloquium on the topic of "The World's Chemistry In Our Hands: Global Environmental Challenges Past and Future."
Solomon is a recognized world expert in atmospheric science. Since receiving her PhD in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 1981, she has been employed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as a research scientist. Her research has provided key measurements and critical theoretical understanding of stratospheric ozone destruction. In 1986 and 1987, she served as the head project scientist of the National Ozone Expedition at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, and made some of the first measurements that pointed toward chlorofluorocarbons as the cause of the ozone hole. In 1994, an Antarctic glacier was named in recognition of her contributions to polar science.
The event is free and open to the public.