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About the Event

Can you envision a solution to global warming? 


About the Speaker

Brian Von Herzen (PhD '89) obtained his A.B. in Physics, Magna Cum Laude, from Princeton University and his Ph.D. in Computer and Planetary Science from Caltech where he was the recipient of the Hertz Fellowship (http://www.hertzfoundation.org).

While at Princeton, Brian spent four years working closely with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. At Princeton, his dissertation on global climate models demonstrated how changes in the Earth's orbit affects climate. During his Caltech years Brian worked on carbon overabundance in planetary atmospheres— a problem related to Earth’s climate change challenge.

From these experiences he acquired a detailed understanding of the Earth’s carbon cycle and envisioned a solution to global warming using a technology-based complex of natural biogeochemical interactions, including the use of biochar to sequester gigatons of carbon from the atmosphere for millennia.

Much of Brian’s career has been in Silicon Valley, where he developed innovative technical solutions for companies like Pixar, Dolby, Microsoft, and others. Among other projects, he designed field programmable gate array (FPGA) applications considered to be among the world’s fastest at the time. Brian leads food security and carbon balance projects on land and sea with individuals and groups in all parts of the world, including India, Africa, and the USA.


About the CAEG

The Caltech Alumni Entrepreneurship Group (CAEG) is a technical (not consumer) forum group designed to provide trusted, interdisciplinary input during the research, exploration and development phases, and provide entrepreneurs access to a network of skills and experience.

The CAEG hosts monthly business mixers with a Caltech alumni presentation on business and entrepreneurship. The event is for Caltech alumni only.

Do you have an idea you would like to vet? Do you know where to start? Can you help others with your expertise and experience? Are you looking for a new job position, or have one available? Do you want to be a mentor, or need a mentor? Would you like to join a board of directors, or are you looking for qualified candidates for one?


Questions? Contact: caakent@sonic.net

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