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Colloquium to Discuss End of Petroleum Era


Professor David Goodstein from the California Institute of Technology will give the colloquium "Out of Gas: The End of the Age of Oil" on Wednesday, February 1st at 4:00 p.m. in 131 Physics.

Goodstein's talk will be about the scientific realities behind the estimations of current petroleum reserves as well as the implications for the global climate for various proposed alternative sources of energy. Professor Goodstein published a book, "Out of Gas: The End of the Age of Oil" written for a general, non-physics audience in 2004. In addition to his duties as Vice-Provost of Caltech and Professor of Physics he has appeared in media forums to speak on the topic of petroleum reserves and other energy policy issues.

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