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Engineering Centenary Lecture Series: Professor Lord Julian Hunt, October 14, 2011
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Fluid Mechanics and Public Policy Including Natural Disasters and Climate Change

Date: October 14, 2011 (Friday)

Lecture 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Reception 6:30 pm

Venue: Wang Gungwu Lecture Hall, Graduate House, HKU

Speaker: Professor Lord Julian Hunt
Emeritus Professor of Climate Modelling & Honorary Professor of Mathematics
Department of Earth Sciences
University College London, UK

Where public policy relies on science for dealing with important issues affecting society, scientists involved have to explain what is known, what is uncertain, what might be known with more research and how to integrate science into decisions. Lessons have been learnt about all these stages in recent science-policy issues. Fluid mechanics and related sciences are contributing significantly to many problems. Some are specific such as the internal structure of extreme flow events in the atmosphere and ocean, or the microphysics of particle coagulation in narrow passages; others are system problems such as the environmental risks of growing mega cities, or combinations of processes affecting global and regional climate change.

Professor Julian Hunt, Baron Hunt of Chesterton FRS, is a leading international authority on turbulence modeling, climate modeling, stratified flows and dispersion modeling. He was former Director General and Chief Executive of the UK Meteorological Office. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1989 and was awarded the L.F. Richardson Prize of the European Geophysical Society in 2001. He was at the University of Cambridge where he was Professor of Fluid Mechanics. He is currently the Distinguished Visiting Scholars Scheme Professor at the University of Hong Kong.

*All are welcome*

Date/Time14/10/2011 17:15-18:30
VenueWang Gungwu Lecture Hall, Graduate House, HKU

Registration Instruction

Registration is open from 12/09/2011 10:30(HKT) to 14/10/2011 17:15(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis.

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