Energy, entropy and the human enterprise

Lectures and events
Publication Date

Lord Kelvin Prize Lecture 2013

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Professor Colin R McInnes FREeng FRSE, Director, Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Strathclyde gives a lecture exploring how energy has enabled us to rearrange matter into organised structures, imprinting our ideas on the physical world.

While many believe we are destroying the planet, Professor McInnes believes human beings are intelligent and innovative enough to make much better use of our available resources and build a future world much greater than the sum of its parts. Key to this ambitious human enterprise will be the more efficient harnessing of powerful new energy sources, combined with new technologies to mitigate the worst effects of carbon emissions.


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