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Climate Alarmism: Ferreting out False Method, Surfing for Sounds of Silence

The Heartland Institute
One South Wacker Drive, #2740
Chicago, Illinois 60606
July 20, 2012, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Laurence I. (“Larry”) Gould is professor of physics at the University of Hartford and past chair (2004) of the New England Section of the American Physical Society. He also remains chairman of the executive board of the International Symmetry Association (based in Budapest).

Dr. Gould earned his Ph.D. and MA degrees in physics from Temple University and his bachelor degree in physics from Carnegie-Mellon University. He has been studying the subject of anthropogenic global warming (AGW) for nearly a decade. As co-editor of the American Physical Society’s New England Section Newsletter Gould has printed — beginning with the Fall 2007 issue, and continuing in every issue through the Spring 2012 — both solicited and unsolicited articles critical of the methodology and the science of AGW.

Professor Gould has given many presentations on the topic, including a campus-wide talk at Princeton University and a presentation on Capitol Hill. He has also given a freshman seminar (at his school) devoted to a critical-thinking approach to the topic of AGW.

Dr. Gould has a wide range of interests and has published scholarly articles in several areas of his discipline. In addition, he has given a number of talks overseas and in the United States on a variety of subjects, including: the application of symmetry principles in teaching science to diverse groups; the life and work of Albert Einstein; symbolic methods in computational physics; and foundations of quantum theory.