Sweden Talks: Making Sense of the Climate Change

How does this year’s Nobel Prize effect our understanding of the climate change? One half of this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded to Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann who together laid the ground for modern climate models (the other half to Giorgio Parisi for his discoveries concerning complex systems). Thanks to their work we today have a greater understanding of the human impact on the climate change. Do their discoveries mean that the global warming can no longer be questioned? And how can we use this knowledge to fight climate change in a more effective way?

Join us for a Sweden Talk with Ulf Danielsson as we deep dive into the history behind this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics and its relation to the climate change. We will wrap up the session with a Q&A.  

Photo: Mikael Wallerstedt

Ulf Danielsson is Professor in theoretical physics at Uppsala University and a member of the Nobel Committee of Physics since 2017. He is also a member of the Royal Academy of Sciences since 2009 and has written several books on popular science. Since finishing his doctorate  at Princeton University in 1992 his research has mainly focused on dark energy, black holes in the context of string theory. 

 

 

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