Join Sigma Xi for the Science and Society Distinguished Public Talk on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the UNM Conference Center Auditorium for a presentation titled ‘The New Arctic,’ presented by Mark Serreze, professor of Geography at the University of Colorado.

Co-sponsored by the Albuquerque Section of the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEEE) and its Life Members Affinity Group, Sigma Xi (the Scientific Research Society), the UNM Department of Physics & Astronomy and the UNM Division of Continuing Education, the event features Serreze, a renowned expert on the Arctic climate system.

Serreze is currently the director of the University of Colorado National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). His research into the Arctic has focused on atmosphere-sea ice interactions, polar weather patterns, numerical weather prediction and climate change. His work has increasingly looked at the rapid environmental changes being observed in the Arctic, what they mean for the rest of the world and communicating the science of climate change to the public.

In 2005, Serreze published the award-winning textbook, “The Arctic Climate System,” and has since published a second edition. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Serreze following the lecture at the UNM Conference Center Auditorium, located at 1634 University Blvd. NE. Pizza will also be provided.

For directions to the UNM Conference Center, go to UNMCC.