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What Gaia Means to Us: Talks From Local Climate Scientists

What Gaia Means to Us: Talks From Local Climate Scientists

Monday 20 and Saturday 25 February 6:30-8:30pm

Exeter Science Centre is working with the University of Exeter’s Global Systems Institute (GSI) to bring two evenings of climate science to Exeter Cathedral to celebrate Luke Jerram’s Gaia Earth artwork.

From 6:30pm to 8:30pm on Monday 20 and Saturday 25 February, scientists working at the University of Exeter (UoE) and Met Office will be giving an insight into their work on climate – both on Earth, and other planets. The events will take place in and around the Lady Chapel, where there will be short, easy-to-understand ‘lightning’ talks at quarter-past and quarter-to each hour, with time to chat with the scientists in-between.

Exeter Science Centre, the charity setting up a science discovery centre in the city, will also be asking for your views on their plans, and they’ll be bringing their popular chalkboard tablecloth mural along to create a unique response to the event. Exeter is widely recognised as a global centre for climate science research, so come along to find out what some of our local scientists are working on.

This event is included in standard admission to see Luke Jerram’s Gaia at Exeter Cathedral. 

Schedule

Monday 20 February:
6:45pm: Dr Anna Harper, Dr Tom Powell, Prof Nathan Mayne, Shrishmoy Ray
7:15pm: Prof Mat Collins, Prof Richard Betts MBE, Regan Mudhar, Dr Arwen Nicholson, Dr Shweta Dalal
7:45pm: Dr Anna Harper, Dr Tom Powell, Prof Nathan Mayne, Shrishmoy Ray
8:15pm Prof Mat Collins, Prof Richard Betts MBE, Regan Mudhar, Dr Arwen Nicholson, Dr Shweta Dalal

Saturday 25 February:
6:45pm: Prof Richard Betts MBE, Dr Anna Harper, Regan Mudhar
7:15pm: Prof Andrew Watson FRS, Ross Castle, Dr Raphaëlle Haywood
7:45pm: Dr Anna Harper, Regan Mudhar
8:15pm: Prof Andrew Watson FRS, Ross Castle, Dr Raphaëlle Haywood

 

About the Scientists

Dr Anna Harper, UoE GSI Senior Lecturer – Climate Science: Vegetation, Humans and Climate
Dr Tom Powell, UoE GSI Research Impact Fellow – Climate Science: Land, Food, Ecosystems
Prof Nathan Mayne, UoE Professor in Astrophysics and Planetary Climates
Shrishmoy Ray, UoE PhD candidate, Astrophysics: exoplanet imaging with the James Webb Space Telescope
Prof Mat Collins, UoE GSI and Met Office Professor and Joint Chair of Climate Change
Prof Richard Betts MBE, UoE GSI and Met Office Chair of Climate Impacts
Regan Mudhar, UoE GSI PhD candidate – Climate Science: Climate and Weather Extremes
Dr Arwen Nicholson, UoE Research Fellow – Climate Climate Science: Gaia Hypothesis and Planetary Habitability
Dr Shweta Dalal, UoE Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Astrophysics: Exoplanet Hunting
Prof Andrew Watson FRS, UoE GSI Royal Society Research Professor, Marine and Atmospheric Science
Ross Castle, UoE GSI PhD candidate – Climate Science: Planetary Atmospheres
Dr Raphaëlle Haywood, UoE GSI Senior Lecturer – Astrophysics: Exoplanet Hunting and Planetary Habitability