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Jun 18 – 20, 2024
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
America/Toronto timezone

Cohort Pitch 4 - Physicists for Climate Action

Jun 20, 2024, 2:15 PM
15m
PI/1-100 - Theatre (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)

PI/1-100 - Theatre

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

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Speakers

Adrian Franco Rubio (Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics) Leilee Chojnacki (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University) Nitica Sakharwade (University of Naples Federico II) Álvaro Mozota Frauca (University of Girona)

Description

Authors from PSI 2016:
Leilee Chojnacki, Adrian Franco Rubio, Álvaro Mozota Frauca, and Nitica Sakharwade

Abstract
In the 15 years since the birth of the PSI program, addressing the consequences of climate change has become one of the greatest global challenges. Effective response requires actions on multiple fronts, and there are many opportunities for the physics community to engage in meaningful ways.

This project aims to stimulate discussion about impactful action within the physics
community, with a focus on two arenas: the first, Climate-informed Science, relates to
actions the research community can take to support sustainable ways of doing science. The second, Science-informed Climate action, refers to research and outreach directions that have an impact on the development of materials, policies, and education, leading to better climate outcomes.

To achieve this, we plan to host a virtual workshop before the reunion, with several
instances to accommodate different time zones, as described in our attached proposal. We also plan a hybrid workshop session during the reunion.

What we hope to achieve through this project is the consolidation of a community of
climate-conscious researchers, the identification of climate-mitigation strategies relevant to the physics community, and long-term outreach through web-based game development.

See Presentation Materials for links to detailed project proposal and survey

Presentation materials

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