Did you know New York State is ranked number
four in terms of earthquake risk for U.S. states?
Learn why this is so, and more generally about
how earthquakes work. Learn also about new understandings of chaos
theory in earthquakes, and how this suggests limits to some aspects
of earthquake prediction.
Revealing the Deep:
Science and Engineering in Deep Ocean Exploration
Dr. Fornari, a Lamont-Doherty alumnus and Chief Scientist for Deep
Submergence at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, will describe
a broad spectrum of innovative engineering/science developments
that are reshaping how we conduct research at the seafloor,
have far-reaching implications for future seafloor observa-tories
and the science they will be involved in.
This talk is sponsored by the Lamont-Doherty
African Climate Changes
and Human Evolution
Environmental theories of African evolution suggest that important
evolutionary changes in African mammalian lineages over the last
five million years were mediated by changes in African climate.
deep-sea sediment record contains a rich history
of these climate changes which, when linked to
the fossil record of African faunal evolution (including the emergence
of our own genus Homo), allows us to test African climate-evolution
The Air We Breathe:
Air Pollution and New York
Learn how Lamont geochemists and Columbia University public health
investigators used back-pack air monitors to track down the source
of potentially hazardous air pollutants to the New York City
subway system, and how they are currently investigating the possible
health impacts from elements in steel dust in the subways.
at 3:00 P.M. Light Reception to Follow
Admission is Free Columbia University, Lamont Campus
Monell Building Auditorium