J. Vanderlei Martins

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

 I will discuss the saga of a young physicist who, like many others, wanted to follow Feynman’s and Einstein’s steps in making fundamental discoveries that would change the world, but ended up in the exciting journey of an experimental physicist learning how to measure processes in the atmosphere, reproduce them in the lab, and probe nature using satellites.  This talk will also be about the people around me, who helped lead the way towards new discoveries in aerosols, clouds, weather and climate.