2017

Events

Wilbur Cross Medal Honoree, Arthur Nozik ’67 PhD on Solar Power

17 Apr 2017 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Last September, Arthur Nozik ’67 PhD (Chemistry) was awarded the Wilbur Cross Medal, which is given by the Yale Graduate School to its most distinguished alumni for their outstanding achievements and contribution to society: “Nozik is a world-renowned leader in the science and technology of solar energy production. He understands the underlying physical and chemical processes at their most fundamental molecular levels and translates this knowledge into practical solutions. As senior research fellow (emeritus) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), scientific director of the Center for Revolutionary Solar Photoconversion, and research professor at the University of Colorado-Boulder, he has identified and clarified the fundamental issues that limit the performance of solar cells and has designed new materials and new nanometer-sized structures to address these limitations. His research at NREL set the standards for solar cell performance.”

In the 50 years since the Wilbur Cross Medal has been awarded, there have been just 244 recipients. Nozik is a pioneer in the field of alternative energy. His most recent research continues to advance understanding and technologies, and we are thrilled to announce that he will give a talk that should enlighten specialists as well as those not scientifically trained, “History, Status, Future Directions, and Prognosis for Economic Approaches to Convert Solar Power to Electricity (Photovoltaics) and Fuels (Artificial Photosynthesis)”:

The critical imperative to transition the world’s energy use from fossil-based resources to renewable energy is being globally recognized and implemented with increasing intensity and urgency in most countries. In recent decades this is being driven by the valid and mounting concerns emanating from advances in the evidence and science of anthropogenic climate change, in contrast to the earlier concerns of energy security and petroleum/natural gas availability in the 1970s.

Come to honor Nozik’s accomplishments and to hear a leading scientist’s thoughts on a sustainable path to the future. The talk with Q&A will be at the Alliance Center, 1536 Wynkoop Street, Denver, on Monday, April 17th from 6 to 8 pm. There will be time before the talk begins for light eats and beverages as well as meeting fellow alum and guests. Food will be provided. Beer and wine are available at the Center’s Marley Cafe. The Center is located within easy walking distance from Union Station, which is convenient for bus and light-rail options. Guests are welcome. Please RSVP to Stephanie Grilli, steph@artscribe.net

Tickets are $10.00 payable through PayPal or by check made out to Colorado Yale Association and mailed to P.O. Box 911, Denver, Colorado, 80201.

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For questions about the event contact: Stephanie Grilli, steph@artscribe.net