ON THE AGENDA
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Science in its many disciplines is universal and diverse. It spans across all languages, continents, and cultures; notable contributors in its fields come from all corners of the globe. Although the U.S. is viewed worldwide as the global scientific research powerhouse thanks to generous funding of programs, education, and experimentation, the Latin American world has also been making incredible scientific strides for centuries. Latino culture has raised Nobel Prize winners, geniuses in environmental science, and quantum field theory game changers. Here are some brilliant Latin Science minds who have changed the way we understand the world:
Dr. Bernardo Houssay, Dr. Cesare Mansueto Giulio, Dr. Mario Molina, Dr. Adriana Ocampo, and Dr. José Sarukhán.
5 Scientists in Latino History Who Changed the World
February 21, 2017
The Tyler Prize Executive Committee will award the 2017 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement to pioneering Mexican ecologist Professor José Sarukhán, for his scientific contributions to the field of biological diversity and institutionbuilding.
Prof. Mario Molina and everyone at the Mario Molina Center congratulate our Advisor, José Sarukhán.
He will receive the Prize on May 4th at a ceremony in Washington D.C.
Our Advisor José Sarukhán will receive the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement
This past 8th of Febuary 2017, Dr. Molina held a conference at Harvard University discussing air quality in megacities such as Mexico City and Beijing. You may have access to the video of the conference by clicking on the following picture:
Mario Molina will speak at Harvard University about Air Pollution in Megacities: From Mexico City to Beijing
“The message they are sending to the rest of the world is that they don’t believe climate change is serious. It’s shocking to see such a degree of ignorance from the United States,” said Dr Mario J. Molina, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist from Mexico who advises nations on climate change policy.
“Just as there is no escaping gravity when one steps off a cliff, there is no escaping the warming that follows when we add extra carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases to the atmosphere,” the scientists wrote. The group included Nobel laureate chemist Mario Molina of the University of California, San Diego, and eight members of the National Academies of Science.
The signatories included Nobel Laureate Mario Molina, Princeton climate scientist Michael Oppenheimer, the National Center for Atmospheric Research’s Kevin Trenberth and the Carnegie Institution’s Ken Caldeira, among many others.