# Environmental Physics at the April Meeting

By Michael Lucibella

Photo: LBL

Ashok Gadgil at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory designed a stove that improves energy efficiency without changing traditional cooking practices.

APS April Meeting 2015, Baltimore — Presenters at the April Meeting highlighted the role that physicists can play in combating climate change. Researchers shared ways to reduce carbon emissions in the developing world, innovate new techniques to harness the sun’s energy, and even extract carbon dioxide from the air.

The APS Forum on Physics and Society honored Berkeley physicist Ashok Gadgil for his work improving global health and the environment. One of the projects he spearheaded was the Darfur Stove — a cheap and efficient wood stove first distributed to refugees at camps in Sudan.