Meet Mara Prentiss, Ph.D.

Mara Prentiss, Ph.D., Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics, Harvard University.
The Prentiss Research Group


Dr. Prentiss presented Energy Revolution as part of the Science for the Public Lecture Series May 21, 2015 at Robbins Library, Arlington MA (this video was later recorded at the Belmont Media Center studio). The lecture was based on her 2015 book Energy Revolution: The Physics and the Promise of Efficient Technology

Dr. Prentiss demonstrates in this lecture and in her book, conversion to wind and solar power could generate 100 percent of the United States average total energy demand. She discusses how the major renewable energies work and how they can be phased in quickly. Her book provides clear facts and explanations, and she makes a compelling argument for making the changes now.