Energy Leadership Lecture: David MacKay
Department of Physics, University of Cambridge
Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Government on Energy and Climate Change
Sustainable Energy - Without the Hot Air
April 6, 2010 | 3:30pm | KITP | Kohn Hall 1003
UC Santa Barbara
SPONSORED BY THE UC SANTA BARBARA INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY, ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES PROGRAM, AND COLLEGE OF LETTERS AND SCIENCE CRITICAL ISSUES IN AMERICA SERIES
David MacKay FRS studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge and then obtained his PhD in Computation and Neural Systems at the California Institute of Technology. He has taught Physics in Cambridge since 1995. Since 2005, he has devoted much of his time to public teaching about energy. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Climate Change. Nine months after the publication of 'Sustainable Energy - without the hot air', David MacKay was appointed Chief Scientific Advisor to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).