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The Ozone Hole

The ozone hole discovery - 30 years on

Join Jon Shanklin, one of the trio from British Antarctic Survey who made the discovery of the ozone hole in 1985 to find out how it led to a global ban on harmful-ozone depleting substances - and hear from Professor John Pyle about his award-winning research into ozone depletion today. The talk is scheduled from 6pm -7.30pm with a short tour of The Polar Museum afterwards.

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The mathematics of extreme climatic events

Mon 17 December 2012

Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

From forecasting hurricanes to harnessing wave energy, leading mathematicians, scientists and policy makers will discuss how mathematical models and statistical analysis help us to predict, manage impact, exploit and communicate about nature’s climatic extremes, and how they help Government to anticipate health-related consequences of natural catastrophic events and insurance companies to assess the financial risk of such occurrences.

Speakers include Prof David Spiegelhalter, Prof Lord Julian Hunt, Prof Virginia Murray, Mr Rowan Douglas and Prof Rod Rainey.

Suitable for ages 14+. Booking highly recommended.

Cost: Free

Enquiries and booking

Booking is recommended for this event.

Enquiries: Reception Website Email: reception@newton.ac.uk Telephone: 01223 335999

Timing

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Mon 17 December 2012 2:00PM - 6:00PM

Venue

Address: Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences
20 Clarkson Road
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB3 0EH
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