Piers Sellers PhD Prize 2018

  • Date: Monday 18 June 2018
  • Time: 16.00 - 17.30 followed by drinks reception and image exhibition
  • Venue: Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, School of Music
  • Presenter: Gavin Schmidt, Director, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

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Renowned climate scientist Gavin Schmidt, Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, will present the Piers Sellers PhD prize 2018 at a formal event on Monday 18 June.

Two postgraduate researchers will be given the prize, which is awarded by the Priestley International Centre for Climate to current University of Leeds students undertaking excellent research on climate change.

The 2018 recipients are Jesus Vergara Temprado of the School of Earth and Environment and Kate Palmer of the DTC Low Carbon Technology.

The event will include a talk by Gavin Schmidt, followed by a Q&A. Both prize winners will also give short presentations on their research.

The Priestley Centre will also be premiering a new film about our research on climate solutions featuring previous Piers Sellers PhD prize 2016 winner Dr Kate Scott along with Dr Maria Beger, Prof Andy Challinor and Prof James Ford.

It will be followed by drinks and canapes and the opportunity to network with climate researchers from across the University.

We also invite you to view an exhibition of photographs by postgraduate students and early career academics demonstrating the breadth of climate related research and the unique collaborations fostered by the Priestley Centre.

The event is free and open to all staff and students.