Dr. Daniel Prober, Yale University
“Global Climate and Energy Modeling”
Abstract: Climate change is having a dramatic, measurable impact on the maritime environment, including changes in sea level, ocean acidification and pollution. In this talk, the physics of radiation balance will be introduced and the effects of CO2 on the radiation balance will be discussed. A focus will be placed on potential options to mitigate the effects of climate change through the use of alternative energy sources.
Biography: Dr. Daniel Prober is a Professor of Applied Physics and Physics at Yale University. His main research interests are in nanosystems, superconductivity, quantum noise and ultrasensitive photon detectors. Dr. Prober has received two NASA research awards and two Fulbright Fellowships. He is the Director of Graduate Admissions for his department, and recently completed a six-year term as Chair of the Department of Applied Physics. He has organized many public school science lectures. His teaching ranges from a graduate course on superconductivity to a freshman seminar on ‘Science of Modern Technology’, and courses at levels in between.