• Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales to open TOTeM 34 in Cardiff (October 20/21, 2010)

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The Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales, Professor John Harries, will open the 34th IFRF TOTEM at Cardiff University on 20th October, 2010.  Professor Harries was appointed to the post of Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales in February 2010, and holds the Chair of Earth Observation in Imperial College’s Department of Physics. 

A renowned atmospheric physicist, Professor Harries is particularly associated with leading the team that produced the first direct observational evidence of an increase in the Earth’s greenhouse effect between 1970 and 1997. Published in 2001 in ‘Nature’, this research provided fundamental evidence that significant rises in the emission of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide were responsible for warming the Earth by trapping more of the sun’s heat in the atmosphere. John is a past President of the Royal Meteorological Society and of the International Radiation Commission.  

Given his scientific interests, Professor Harries is in an ideal position to set the scene and put into context the topic for TOTeM 34 –  ‘Gas Turbine Research: Fuels, Combustion, Heat Transfer and Emissions’. John will also be joining attendees at the conference dinner at the Banqueting Hall in Cardiff Castle on the evening of 20th October.

There is still time to register for TOTeM 34.  Click here to access a registration form.  A brochure with final programme will be published shortly.

Those already registered for the original April date are reminded to renew their cancelled hotel bookings if they have not already done so. Please note that the availability of rooms at Mercure Holland House Hotel & Spa, Cardiff (Price £88/night bed & breakfast.) has been extended for bookings made before 16th October 2010.  To book, please call +44 (0)2920 435000, quoting CARD191010.

Please also note that TOTeM 34 will be preceded on October 19th by an EFRI (European Flame Research Infrastructure) rig owners and users meeting on High Pressure Combustion Testing, also postponed from April 2010.