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To love or not to love the tar sands

Oct 1 2009

Margot Gerritsen, Clayman Institute Faculty Research Fellow (08-09), writes "To Love or Not to Love the Tar Sands" on The post includes a podcast from an oil town and features government officials, industry and environmental organizations. "In terms of oil, we are more dependent on Canada than on Saudi-Arabia. 20% of our oil imports comes from Canada, and more than half of that is produced from the oil sands in the Albertan boreal forest." Professor Gerritsen appears on Stanford's FaceBook Open Office Hours. Watch this video as Professor Gerritsen discusses computational mathematics, smart energy and search algorithms.

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