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Helen Czerski: The Future of the Planet

Helen Czerski: The Future of the Planet

As part of the festival’s Climate Change & Environment theme, and based on the H G Wells quote "adapt or perish, now as ever, in nature’s inexorable imperative". Helen Czerski discusses the urgency of education, both in terms of imminent threats to the planet but also in conveying the wonder and beauty of life on earth.

Helen Czerski is a physicist, oceanographer and television presenter with a mission to broaden our understanding of the physics of the everyday world. As a physicist she studies the bubbles underneath breaking waves in the open ocean to understand their effects on weather and climate. Helen regularly presents BBC programmes on physics, the ocean and the atmosphere, including 'Colour: The Spectrum of Science', 'Orbit', 'Operation Iceberg', 'Super Senses', 'Dara O’Briain’s Science Club', as well as programmes on bubbles, the sun and our weather. She is currently a Research Fellow in the department of mechanical engineering at University College London.

Her books include 'Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life' and 'Bubbles: A Ladybird Expert Book'.

"Physics isn’t all quantum weirdness. It’s about daily life". Helen Czerski

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