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09-10-1997

Nobel Laureate's Lecture To Be Broadcast Live Via The Internet From Clarkson University. New Internet Broadcast System Will Also Be Used For Hockey Games!

POTSDAM, N.Y. -- In Monday's inaugural program of Clarkson University's new Internet broadcasting system, a Nobel Laureate will discuss how a human may have caused the chemical instability of the atmosphere which created the "Antarctic Ozone Hole."

A lecture by Nobel Laureate Paul Josef Crutzen, who is the featured speaker for the Clarkson University Center for Advanced Materials Processing's Third Shipley Distinguished Lectureship, will be heard live on the Internet on Monday, September 15, at 4:15 p.m. EDT.

The broadcast can be accessed by going to http://www.real.com.

Clarkson University recently invested in the computer servers and software necessary to make broadcasts like these possible. Although the proposed line-up of programming includes a wide variety of topics, one of the most popular shows is sure to be live Clarkson Golden Knights Hockey.

It's a natural, says Clarkson Directory of University Communications and Public Relations Karen St. Hilaire. "Clarkson is a leader in both NCAA hockey and in high technology on campus. This is a marriage that has many possibilities. With the vast number of Clarkson alumni all over the world, Internet broadcasts will allow them to keep up with the Golden Knights from anywhere on the planet."

Paul Josef Crutzen is an expert on the much talked-about subject of the depletion of the ozone layer, an atmospheric barrier of ozone that lies anywhere from nine to 18 miles above the earth's surface and absorbs ultraviolet radiation and prevents heat loss. The depletion of this layer has led to, among other things, unusual weather patterns, from warmer-than-usual winters to wetter summers. Many scientists believe that such depletion is the result of human doing, rather than nature.

A native of Amsterdam, Crutzen is director of the Atmospheric Chemistry Division of the Max-Planck Institute in Mainz, Germany, and a part-time instructor at the Scripps Institute for Oceanography at the University of California-San Diego (UCSD) in La Jolla. He has spent most of his nearly 40-year career investigating the role of stratospheric and tropospheric chemistry in the biochemical cycles and climate, work which culminated in his receiving, along with two others, the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1995.

For more information on this year's Shipley Distinguished Lectureship, contact Professor Egon Matijevi at 315-268-2392. For information on the Internet broadcast, call 315-268-6481.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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