To honor our Distinguished Professor Emeritus Robert D. Cess, ITPA established the distinguished TAOS seminar speaker program by naming a speaker after him each year. We are pleased to announce that this year’s Robert. D. Cess Distinguished TAOS seminar speaker is Dr. James Kasting.
Dr. James Kasting is a Distinguished Professor of Geosciences and Meteorology at Pennsylvania State University, Institutes of Energy and the Environment. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement Science, a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union , a Fellow of the Geochemical Society, a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life, and a Member of the American Academy of Sciences. He is the author of two books and 130 refereed articles on the history of the earth and evolution of life.
Dr. Kasting’s seminar was given on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 with the title “Atmospheric composition and climate on the early Earth.”