Project Sunshine - Food and Energy Security
Science Week Public Lecture
Thursday 17 March 2011, 6.15pm
Professor Anthony Ryan, OBE,Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Science, University of Sheffield
Union of Students Auditorium, Western Bank, S10 2TG
Project Sunshine aims to harness the power of the sun to tackle the biggest challenge facing the world today: meeting the increasing food and energy needs of the world´s population in the context of an uncertain climate and global environment change. The project unites scientists across the traditional boundaries in both the pure and applied sciences. Together, they are looking for new ways to use the sun´s energy more efficiently to increase food production and provide more renewable energy.
Project Sunshine stands for optimism. It focuses on finding solutions: sustainable routes to food and energy security through collaborative research and innovation. It will change the way scientists think and work. It will become the inspiration for a new generation of scientists focused on solving the world's problems.
Entry is free of charge, but booking is required.