The Electric Economy and Climate Change: The Critical Role of Energy Storage
May 06, 2022
from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
|Where||Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium|
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M. Stanley Wittingham, a recipient of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the design and development of lithium-ion batteries, will present two lectures on his life work as part of the Chemistry Graduate Student Association Derby Lecture series.
Wittingham will give a technical lecture, "The Lithium Battery: From a Dream to Domination of Energy Storage - Future Chemistry and Materials Challenges," May 5, 11 a.m.
He will give a general audience lecture, "The Electric Economy and Climate Change: The Critical Role of Energy Storage," May 6, 1 p.m. Both lectures will be at UofL Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium.
Dr. Whittingham's visit and lectures are organized by the UofL Chemistry Graduate Student Association (CGSA) who is sponsoring the event. Co-sponsers include Clariant Corporation, the National Science Foundation, and the University of Louisville College of Art and Sciences.
CGSA is excited to announce the return of the Derby Lecture Series for the 2022 year! Since 1978, graduate students at the University of Louisville have hosted numerous Nobel Laureates as the Derby Lecturer for the Derby Lecture Series. We consider this event to be our proudest achievement, and it is our honor to continue this long-standing annual tradition. The Derby Lecture Series is among the most unique university events organized by graduate students. It is planned around our city’s biggest day, the Kentucky Derby at the world-famous Churchill Downs, which is just five minutes from our department!