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Atmospheric Chemist Speaks at SUNY-ESF


SYRACUSE, N.Y. - An influential atmospheric chemist will kick off a lecture series at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) this month with a presentation about the relationship between chemistry and the climate.

Paul Wine, the senior editor of the Journal of Physical Chemistry, will speak at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, in Room 319, Marshall Hall, on the ESF campus.

His subject is, "Laboratory Studies of Atmospheric Sulfur Oxidation: The Link Between Chemistry and Climate." He discussed the same subject during a recent meeting of the American Chemical Society. Wine is investigating the relationship between the global climate and sulfur compounds emitted from living things in the world's oceans.

Wine is a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he teaches physical and atmospheric chemistry and chemical thermodynamics.

His appearance kicks off ESF's Distinguished Lecturers in Chemistry series, which is part of the college's "Year in Chemistry." The special events are tied to last October's opening of the state-of-the-art Edwin C. Jahn Laboratory. The $21.3 million Jahn lab is an environmentally safe, high-tech facility that planners say will carry the college's renowned chemistry program well into the 21st century.