APPLIED PHYSICS/PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
4:30 p.m. via Zoom
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“Advances in our understanding of the airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2”
This talk will focus on the latest research on the transmission of SARS-CoV-2.
Professor Kimberly A. Prather is the Distinguished Chair in Atmospheric Chemistry and Distinguished Professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at University of California, San Diego. She is the founding Director of the NSF Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE), an NSF Center for Chemical Innovation. Her primary research involves understanding how aerosols impact climate, with a major emphasis on their role in modifying clouds and precipitation processes. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, she has worked extensively on developing an understanding of the role of aerosol transmission in the spread of the virus. Dr. Prather is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, as well as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Geophysical Union, and the Association for the Advancement of Arts and Sciences.