Posted by: hwsphysics | October 3, 2012

The Nobel Conference 48 @ Gustavus Adolphys College (MN)

The oceans have long been a source of fascination, from the tales of Sinbad to the popular Blue Planet documentary. The marine world provides us with necessities like seafood and medicines, fertilizers and petroleum. But the oceans are also associated with danger, from the devastating hurricanes we face each year to the under-reported facts of the oceans’ roles in climate change. Nobel Conference 48 examines “Our Global Ocean” as a source of inspiration, danger, and knowledge.

Today, we know less about our own oceans than we do about the surfaces of other planets hundreds of millions of miles away. It’s time to take a new look at our oceans by gathering some of the top researchers in biogeochemistry, oceanography, deep-sea biology, molecular genetics, and coral ecology to speak about their research and our roles regarding the ocean. Through the lectures of these leading marine scientists, we hope to ignite thought and conversation about the interconnected bodies of water that play a crucial role in the development of human life and culture.

The Schedule of the Conference you may find here:

https://gustavus.edu/events/nobelconference/2012/schedule.php

Today you still can watch the online broadcasting :

 
The Director of the Nobel Conference is Chuck Niederriter, Ph.D.,
professor of physics at  Gustavus Adolphus College.
 
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