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TEDxWarwick - David MacKay - How the Laws of Physics Constrain Our<br />
Sustainable Energy Options
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    Department of Climate Change Chief Scientific Advisor, Professor David MacKay FRS, is responsible for ensuring the best science and engineering advice underpins DECCs policy and decision-making.In addition to his role at D...
    Department of Climate Change Chief Scientific Advisor, Professor
    David MacKay FRS, is responsible for ensuring the best science and
    engineering advice underpins DECCs policy and decision-making.In
    addition to his role at DECC, David is Professor of Natural
    Philosophy in the Department of Physics at the University of
    Cambridge. He studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge and then
    obtained his PhD in Computation and Neural Systems at the California
    Institute of Technology. He returned to Cambridge as a Royal Society
    research fellow at Darwin College. He is internationally known for
    his research in machine learning, information theory, and
    communication systems, including the invention of Dasher -- a
    software interface that enables efficient communication in any
    language with any muscle. He has taught Physics in Cambridge since
    1995 and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society.David is the author of
    the critically acclaimed book, Sustainable Energy — Without the
    Hot Air, which is intended to help people understand the numbers
    around sustainable energy.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading,
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