Professors from Luther College and Iowa State University to give Dec. 13 colloquium

December 6, 2018

Professors from Luther College and Iowa State University to give Dec. 13 colloquium

For the past two years, Luther College adjunct faculty Philip Iversen and Iowa State University professor emeritus Jim Iversen have been compiling information about the science and measurement of climate change and will present a lecture on their research at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, in the Mott Room of the Dahl Centennial Union.

This event, titled “The Science of Measurement and Climate Change,” is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Jim and Phil Iversen’s presentation will focus on the science and measurements of climate change, using carbon dioxide and temperature data collected from polar ice core samples. These data, along with contemporary measurements, provides compelling evidence that both the concentration of carbon dioxide and global average temperature have been rising at an increasing rate since the 1950’s, and that today’s levels of CO2 and global temperature are higher than that at any time going back through the last four ice ages.

Philip Iversen is a statistician and senior research advisor at Eli Lilly and Company. He is also an adjunct faculty of the Luther College mathematics department and a member of the American Statistical Association and the Mathematical Association of America.

Jim Iversen is a professor emeritus of aerospace engineering at Iowa State University. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and served as a member of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,005, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college’s website: