Lyceum Society: Planets, Planetary Dust, and Meteorites

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Lyceum Society: Planets, Planetary Dust, and Meteorites

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The New York Academy of Sciences

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Presented by the Lyceum Society

 

The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members. Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome.

All Lyceum meetings (except December) are Brown Bag lunches.

Brown Bag: 11:30 AM
Brief-Brief: 12:45 PM
Lecture & Discussion: 1:00–3:00 PM

Brief-Brief Presentation

Changing Centers of the Human Population and the Pace of Change
Irving Sivin, MA
Columbia University

Population Council senior scientist Irving Sivin was the first recipient of a major award named after himself: the Planned Parenthood National Medical Committee's Irv Sivin Lifetime Achievement Award for his "commitment and critical contributions to contraception and reproductive health."

Speaker Presentation

Planets, planetary dust, meteorites
Denton S. Ebel, PhD
Curator for Meteorites, The American Museum of Natural History

This talk will survey what the most primitive, earliest solar system material tells us about the solar nebula from which the planets formed.

Dr. Ebel received his B.A. from Harvard (Sociology), and M.S. and Ph.D. from Purdue U. (Geology). Following post-doctoral work in Toronto, his six years at the University of Chicago resulted in significant work modeling condensation and evaporation processes directly observable in meteorite components.

Ebel has been at the AMNH since 2001. He is still interested in terrestrial geology, but primarily at the interface among astrophysical models, observations of distant interstellar matter, young stellar disks, and the meteorites that record the earliest epoch of our own solar system.

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Nonmember:$20
Student / Postdoc / Fellow Nonmember:$10

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