Laureates 2007

Future - Quest for Energy

James Hansen

James Hansen

Dr. Hansen, affiliated with the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, is one of the small handful of scientists whose detailed and persistent scientific work has brought about a change in the public perception of planet Earth through a broad study of the forces that control the escape of energy to space, and the origin and planetary response to these forces.

Among his specific seminal contributions to climate research are

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Sarah Kurtz & Jerry Olson

Sarah Kurtz & Jerry Olson

Over the past two decades Sarah R. Kurtz and Jerry M. Olson have made exceptional and profound contributions to the field of photovoltaic energy. Both are Principal Scientists, III-V Materials and Devices Group, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Colorado in the USA.

These contributions have the potential to alleviate the world's impending energy crisis. Their key contribution has been the development of the GaInP/GaAs

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