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Katherine D. Marvel

Katherine D. Marvel, PhD

Research Interests

renewable energy technologies, energy security, nuclear power, nuclear nonproliferation, sustainable development, public understanding of science


Kate Marvel was the 2010-2011 CISAC Perry Fellow working on security issues relating to climate change and energy.  She received a PhD in theoretical physics at the University of Cambridge, where she was a Gates Scholar and a member of Trinity College. She chaired Cambridge University Student Pugwash and is a member of the Executive Board of International Student/Young Pugwash. Kate holds a BA in physics and astronomy from the University of California at Berkeley and has worked at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, California, and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in South Africa. She is active in outreach work and has lectured in settings as diverse as a community center in Lesotho, a physics institute in Tehran, and the Secret Garden Party Festival in the UK.


(Profile last updated in September 2011.)