LECTURE OF MARTIN GREEN, THE 2018 GLOBAL ENERGY PRIZE LAUREATE, WILL BE HELD IN ODINTSOVO BRANCH OF MGIMO UNIVERSITY
On October 5, Martin Green, the 2018 Global Energy Prize laureate, Professor of the University of New South Wales (Australia) will give a lecture at the Odintsovo branch of MGIMO). The expert will talk about the research for which he was awarded, and about the current trends in solar energy. The lecture will be held within the framework of the Energy of Knowledge program of the Global Energy Association. The event starts at 10:00 a.m.
Professor Green is a world’s leading specialist in the area of silicon photovoltaics, single-crystalline and polycrystalline silicon elements of solar cells. Photovoltaic technologies that increase the cost-effectiveness and overall efficiency of solar cells have brought him the 2018 Global Energy Prize. In his lecture, the scientist will touch upon the history of the development of solar batteries, the potential ability of photovoltaic energy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere, and the future changes that will be brought about by mass usage of solar panels.
The event will be held in the form of a dialogue between the speaker and the listeners. Ivan Starkov, the 2016 Energy of Youth contest winner, will be the moderator of the press conference. The Energy of Youth contest, an All-Russian competition of perspective scientific research and development in the field of energy, has been held by the Global Energy Association since 2004 for scientists and specialists under 35 years old. Winners receive grants for their research. Ivan Starkov and his colleagues from St. Petersburg developed a unique solid-state cooler, allowing, for example, to make a refrigerator on photocells. Their research was marked by the experts of the competition, and has already drawn attention of such corporations as Bosch, LG and Embrac.
At the end of the lecture there will be a session of questions and answers, and the author of the most interesting question chosen by the speaker will receive a gift from the Global Energy Association: a book published on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the Global Energy Prize. The title of the book is “The Global Energy Prize: tribute to those who changed the world’.
The Energy of Knowledge program is a series of interactive lectures of the Global Energy Prize laureates and other prominent energy experts. Its goal is to draw the attention of the young audience to the issues of global energy and to inspire youth for scientific research in this sphere.