Bakerian Lecture 2018 given by Professor Susan Solomon ForMemRS.
The discovery of the Antarctic ozone hole by the British Antarctic Survey shocked the world in 1985. Understanding of ozone depletion contributed to remarkable changes in policy as well as in environmental science and public understanding.
In this talk, key aspects of the history of ozone science will be reviewed, including the contributions of chemistry, meteorology, and atmospheric physics. The interplay between science, public understanding and engagement, international policy, and technology that gave rise to an effective international process to rapidly phase out the production of ozone-depleting chemicals worldwide will also be explored.
Finally, some ways in which science continues to advance the understanding of ozone depletion chemistry and contribute to environmental protection as the ozone layer begins to heal will be presented.
The prize lecture will be webcast live and the video recording will be available shortly after the event.
Attending the event
This event is free to attend and no registration is required.
Doors open from 18:00, and seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. This event may be popular and entry cannot be guaranteed.