Physicist Frank Shu, a University Professor Emeritus of the University of California at Berkeley and San Diego, will deliver “Sustainable Energy in the Era of Climate Change,” a public lecture, on Wed., Oct. 8.

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The lecture is part of NYU’s “Science at the Square,” a series of lectures focusing on scientific topics of interest to the general public and sponsored by NYU’s Dean for Science.

This talk will outline the science of climate change as well as the challenges of displacing fossil fuels as primary energy sources with current clean-energy technologies. In addition, Shu will explain why climate mitigation now requires not only emitting less greenhouse gas, but also developing sources of negative carbon—while discussing developing technologies that exemplify the feasibility of such efforts.

Shu is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Academia Sinica in Taiwan.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 212.998.3800. Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or james.devitt@nyu.edu. Subways: N/R [8th Street], 6 [Astor Place].