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The Anthropocene: a new geological epoch dominated by human activities


news 21 October 20106:30

Born in Amsterdam in 1933, Paul J. Crutzen was trained as a civil engineer. In 1959 he joined Stockholm University to study mathematics, mathematical statistics, and meteorology. His research is especially concerned with the natural and anthropogenically disturbed photochemistry of ozone. He was Director of Research at the National Center of Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, 1977-1980, and thereafter until his retirement in 2000, at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz. He also conducted research at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Crutzen received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1995. More details

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