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The Climate Emergency - can Particle Physics ever be sustainable?

The Climate Emergency - can Particle Physics ever be sustainable?

  • Date 09 Mar 2022
  • Time 15:30 - 16:30
  • Category Seminar

Professor Veronique Boisvert (Royal Holloway, University of London)

We live in a climate emergency and consequently all countries are putting in place measures to reduce their carbon emissions in order to reach a so-called “net zero emissions” by 2050. All aspects of economic life will be affected by such measures, including particle physics research. I will present some examples of sources of carbon emissions within the field of particle physics. This will include emissions associated with building and running accelerators, detector operations, high-performance computing and activities associated with our research life like travel. I will also present solutions being developed for addressing this in the near and long term as well as recommendations for the field. 

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