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Solar Energy Research Conference at Rensselaer draws solar experts from around the world
Date:11/10/2011

d the solutions found in small molecule photosynthetic and electron transfer systems provide deep understanding of the principles that govern the more complicated natural systems. In the end, it may well be that it is the friction generated at the interface that will lead the field forward to efficient and inexpensive solar energy."

"One of the greatest problems facing humanity is to create a sustainable and carbon-neutral energy economy. Solar energy has the potential to provide a solution to this problem, but we need to develop more efficient, robust, and inexpensive methods to harvest solar energy," said Gary Brudvig, the Benjamin Silliman Professor of Chemistry at Yale and a presenter at the conference. "This conference brings together leading researchers who study both natural and artificial photosynthetic systems. The exchange of ideas and information between these two groups will enhance progress in the field, and the large number of students at the meeting will pave the way for future breakthroughs." More information on the conference and the center can be found at http://baruch60center.org/group/index.php.


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