October 30, 2006
Physicist Stanley Flatté to give Emeriti
Faculty Lecture on Thursday, November 2
Stanley Flatté, professor emeritus and research professor
of physics, will give the Emeriti Faculty Lecture at UCSC on
Thursday, November 2. His talk, "World Energy and Power:
Facts to Inform your Thinking," will begin at 8 p.m. in
the Music Center Recital Hall. This event is free and open to
Flatté will discuss the future of the global energy
supply and ways to meet the world's energy needs. Will the world's
oil supply dry up in 40 years or 400 years? (Both figures have
been suggested.) What can solar, wind, biofuels, hydrogen, fuel
cells, and nuclear energy contribute? What can be the role of
conservation practices, such as the use of more efficient engines?
Flatté will address these questions from a scientific
and technological perspective.
Flatté has made important contributions in a variety
of fields, including ocean acoustics, atmospheric optics, seismology,
and particle physics. He is a fellow of the American Physical
Society, the Acoustical Society of America, the Optical Society
of America, and the American Association for the Advancement
Flatté earned his B.S. in physics from the California
Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. in physics from UC Berkeley.
He joined the UCSC faculty in 1971.
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