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SLAC Public Lecture Series

Past Lecture

How Plants Do it: Light, Oxygen, Action!

Prof. Vittal Yachandra , University of California-Berkeley
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 07:30 pm

Plants have been doing it with ease for millions of years, and yet science has yet to fully comprehend how: Photosynthesis. It's a fundamental process of all plant life on Earth, using the simple and abundant ingredients of water and light to create food and enrich the planet's atmosphere with life-giving oxygen. In this talk, Professor Yachandra discusses how understanding the process of photosynthesis holds the key to a whole new level of mastery of how energy is produced, with enormous implications for the economy and the environment.

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