Physics/Astronomy & Chemistry Joint Seminar--Asteroids: Friends or Foes?
- 4:30 PM
Wednesday Oct 11, 2017
Olin-Rice Science Center 350
Distinguished Macalester alum, Richard Binzel '80, now Professor of Planetary Sciences and Margaret MacVicar Faculty Fellow, MIT, will present.
Asteroids make for popular disaster movies, but is there any real threat? We will look at the facts and focus on the science results delivered by physical and chemical studies of asteroids and meteorites. Richard Binzel began his forefront scientific studies of asteroids as a student at Macalester College, enabled by the dedicated teaching and the diligent telescope making of Professor Sherman W. Schultz. This work was recognized by the 1980 Apker Award from the American Physical Society.
Snacks at 3 PM