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Frontiers in Science Lectures

  • Linda Anderman
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The Frontiers in Science lecture series are a public service of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellows. Fellows are appointed by the Laboratory Director in recognition of sustained outstanding contributions and exceptional promise for continued professional achievement. All lectures are open to the public and free of charge.


Hacking Photosynthesis: Growing Plants to Power Our Engines and Feed the World

Richard Sayre
Bioenergy and Biome Sciences

Photosynthesis uses light from the sun and carbon dioxide from the air to make chemicals that can be converted into energy-rich biofuels. Plants, however, transform less than five percent of the solar energy they capture into harvestable chemical energy. This talk will describe strategies to improve the energy yield in algae and plant systems, resulting in more fuel in our tanks and more food on our plates, without releasing additional carbon into the atmosphere.

Growing Plants to Power Our Engines and Feed the World

Growing Plants to Power Our Engines and Feed the World

Friday, December 4, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Only the Dec. 4 lecture has been cancelled.

Monday, December 7, 2015 at 7 p.m.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (directions/map)
1801 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM

Friday, December 11, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Duane W. Smith Auditorium
1300 Diamond Drive
Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos, NM

Admission is free and the event is open to the public.


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