10/18/2013 | 3pm | University of Colorado Boulder, Cristol Chemistry 140

We are pleased to invite you to attend the 105th Distinguished Research Lecture on October 18th at 3:00 p.m. in the Cristol Chemistry 140 auditorium.

This year’s recipient of the award, Dr. Owen Brian Toon, will present
“Dead Dinosaurs and Nuclear Wars.” Dr. Toon was awarded the American Physical Society’s 1985 Leo Szilard Award for Physics in the Public Interest for his work on nuclear winter. He studies radiative transfer, aerosol and cloud physics, atmospheric chemistry and parallels between the Earth and planets.

Dr. Toon has been a part of the University campus for many years and is currently a professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences for which he was the founding Chair. Toon helped conceive, develop and lead many NASA airborne field missions aimed at understanding stratosphere volcanic clouds, the ozone hole, the effects of aircraft on the atmosphere, and the role of convective and cirrus clouds in Earth’s climate system. In 2011 he was honored with the American Geophysical Union’s Roger Revelle Medal for work in atmospheric science and climate. 

The Distinguished Research Lectureship is among the highest honors the faculty of the University of Colorado Boulder bestows upon a fellow faculty member.


Please join us after the lecture for a reception in the CIRES Atrium!