Polvani and Sobel Host Plumbfest 2008
APAM Professors, Lorenzo Polvani and Adam Sobel, along with Darryn Waugh from Johns Hopkins University, hosted a Symposium and Festschrift celebrating Prof. Alan Plumb’s 60th Birthday.
The symposium was held in the Davis Auditorium on Friday and Saturday, October 24-25, 2008. It ran a day and a half, and consisted of a dozen invited talks and a banquet at Tavern on the Green.
The symposium speakers included Isaac Held from GFDL/Princeton, John Marshall from M.I.T., Joan Alexander from NWRA/Boulder, Marv Geller from Stony Brook University, Lesley Gray from the University of Reading, Joanna Haigh from the Imperial College (London), Paul Newman and Mark Schoeberl from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Bill Randel from the National Center from Atmospheric Research, Ross Salawitch from the University of Maryland, and Paul Kushner and Ted Shepherd from the University of Toronto.
Prof. Plumb, the honoree at the Symposium, is a Fellow of the Royal Society (UK) and the recipient of many prizes. He is one of the world’s most eminent atmospheric scientists, and has made seminal contributions to the understanding of the ozone hole, the monsoon, and many other atmospheric phenomena. Prof. Plumb’s was Prof. Sobel’s doctoral dissertation advisor, as well as the postdoctoral supervisor of Prof. Polvani and Prof. Waugh at M.I.T.