Chris Rapley is a Professor of Climate Science at UCL. Professor Rapley trained in physics, and his early research focused on the development and use of space-borne instruments to study the solar system and cosmos. Today, he researches the changing polar environments, and is deeply involved in the public understanding of climate change, and the role of scientists in communicating with policy makers and the public. One not to miss!
From 1998 to 2007 he was Director of the British Antarctic Survey, and from 2007 to 2010 was Director of the Science Museum in London. Together with playwright Duncan Macmillan, Professor Rapley wrote the play ‘2071: The World We’ll Leave our Grandchildren’, which was staged at the Royal Court. In 2008 he was awarded the Edinburgh Science Medal – “For professional achievements judged to have made a significant contribution to the understanding and well-being of humanity”.
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Where: Winstanely Lecture Hall, Trinity College
Doors open: 6.00pm
Talk starts: 6.15pm
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