Professor Mark New of Cape Town University in South Africa has been awarded the Piers Sellers Prize for a world leading contribution to solutions focused climate research by the Priestley International Centre for Climate. The award was given in recognition of Mark New’s lifelong contribution as a global leader in the interdisciplinary integration of climate…
Professor Mark New, Director of the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) at the University of Cape Town, has been named as the 2018 recipient of the Piers Sellers Prize for a world leading contribution to solution focused climate research. The award is one of two bestowed annually in the former astronaut and climate scientist’s…
One year on from its formal launch the Priestley International Centre for Climate has 187 members with representation across eight faculties, three new Chairs, 22 University Academic Fellows and an interdisciplinary doctoral programme, as well as seeing an increase in the number of academics involved in climate related research across the University of Leeds. The information is included in a new…
Piers Sellers, astronaut and climate scientist, passed away on Friday 23 December in Houston from pancreatic cancer. He was 61. Dr Sellers had served as acting director of the Earth Sciences Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and was an alumnus of the University of Leeds. University of Leeds Vice-Chancellor Sir Alan Langlands said:…
The first winners of the Piers Sellers Prizes for outstanding research in climate science have been announced. In honour of Dr Sellers’ work as a renowned climate scientist and in raising public awareness of global warming, the Priestley Centre has created two annual prizes in his name to recognise outstanding research in the field. The…