A new U.S. government report found the last decade was the hottest ever recorded on Earth, and 2019 was the second hottest year ever measured. The data has raised new concerns, and one of the places most seriously affected is Antarctica, at the bottom of the planet.
Guided by your questions, Lee will discuss a range of topics, including aspects of his stellar career as a storyteller, current issues facing our nation, and ways in which students can develop their own authentic narratives in today’s sociopolitical climate.
Robert J. Frey, ’80 BS, ’86 PhD, renowned investor and academic in the field of advanced mathematics, has been chosen as the 2020 inductee to the Stony Brook University College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame.
A critical next step in AI system development is applying common-sense knowledge to infer and react to a situation as a human would. A $4.2 million DARPA KAIROS award for the project, “Structured Generative Models for Multi-modal Schema Learning” will help advance this understanding.
Aurora D. Pryor, MD, was elected president of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), a leading surgical society, representing and educating a global community of over 6,500 surgeons that can bring minimal access surgery, endoscopy and emerging techniques to patients worldwide.
Daniel Knopf’s research focuses on the physical and chemical properties of aerosol particles and their role in air pollution and cloud formation and thus climate. Phase transitions of aerosol particles, like the formation of ice and its impact on the global radiation budget, is one of the least understood processes in the atmosphere. Also, aerosol particles provide a medium for gas-to-particle reactions, with the Antarctic ozone hole being the most prominent example.