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Climate, Physics, and Probability

Event Details

Event Dates: 

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 2:30pm

Seminar Location: 

  • Duane Physics Room G1B30

Speaker Name(s): 

Jamie Nagle

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

University of Colorado
Seminar Type/Subject

Scientific Seminar Type: 

  • Saturday Physics Series

Event Details & Abstract: 

People are often most influenced by individual experiences or stories. Climate science is a topic often discussed in the media in terms of specific stories or occurrences. However, much of science and physics relates to calculating probabilities. In this talk, we discuss some basics of climate science and the underlying physics. We then relate these basics to understanding the role of probabilities in climate science as well as our everyday lives.