On March 3, Professor Mario Molina, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, formally accepted the appointment and became an honorary professor of Central South University.
Prof. Mario Molina, a well-known professor of the Center for Energy and Environmental Strategy at the University of California, San Diego, is one of the key members who discovered the Antarctic ozone hole, and won the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry because of the explanation of the mechanism by which chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) destroy the Earth's ozone layer. He is the first Mexican to win the Nobel Prize in Science and is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences in the United States, Mexico and other countries. Professor Molinathanked Central South University for the invitation. He said that Central South University is a well-known high-level university with strength in chemical engineering, materials and other fields, that he is pleased to accept the appointment as a member of Central South University, and wishes to take this opportunity to promote the scientific cooperation with Central South University.
Vice President Kechao Zhou awarded Professor Mario Molina a letter of appointment
On the afternoon of the same day, Professor Molina was invited to give a lecture entitled "Global Sustainability and Climate Change: Science, Policy and Risks" in the 133 Academic Lecture Hall of the Chemical and Chemical Engineering Institute after the ceremony. More than 600 teachers and students from all disciplines listened to Professor Molina's wonderful report.
In this report, Professor Molina explained the scientific nature, policies and future challenges of sustainable development and climate change in the world in terms of green chemistry and environmental protection, and also talked about some latest research results of his research team. Professor Molina also had a wonderful interaction with teachers and students and talked about his views on some issues, such as "excessive greenhouse gas emissions caused by heating in winter in some provinces in China" and "how to get the Nobel Prize". "Solving the issue of global warming could not be realized in a short duration of time, and it is a long-term process that requires the joint efforts of several generations", he said. He also emphasized the importance of innovation and perseverance in scientific research.
The lecture was very lively with frequent thunderous applause from the audience. Students all expressed that they were greatly impacted by this lecture. They benefited a lot from Professor Molina's rigorous scholarship and courage to explore and innovate, and were encouraged and inspired to learn.