Presented by The Damrauer Endowed Lectureship Fund
Susan Solomon, PhD
Ozone Depletion at the Ends of the Earth: A Science and Policy Success Story
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Susan Solomon is the Ellen Swallow Richards Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is well known for having pioneered the theory explaining why the ozone hole occurs in Antarctica. She is also the author of several influential scientific papers in climate science, including one on the irreversibilities of the climate change problem. Solomon received her PhD in chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1981. She received the 1999 US National Medal of Science, the nation’s highest scientific honor. She is a member of the U. S. National Academy of Sciences, the French Academy of Sciences, the Royal Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the Acadameia Europaea. She served as co-chair of the climate science group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) from 2002-2007, and in 2008, Time magazine named Solomon as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. A glacier in Antarctica has been named after her, Solomon Glacier
The Damrauer Endowed Lectureship Fund was created by Lennie and Bob Damrauer in 2014 to establish an annual free lecture series that focuses on subjects of broad general interest and appeal in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (the STEM disciplines).