Science on Saturdays: Geophysics of the Deep Earth and Exoplanets

Event time: 
Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Sterling Chemistry Laboratory See map
225 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

This Saturday, take a journey to the center of the earth to learn about the physics and chemistry that take place at high pressures deep within our planet. Come listen to Geology and Geophysics Prof. Kanani Lee as she describes how her experimental exploration of extremes in the lab has produced new insights into planetary evolution, discovered exotic new materials, and identified the possibility of diamond core planets.

Yale Scientific Magazine’s /Synapse/ will lead fun demonstrations from 10am - 11am and the talk will take place from 11am - noon. Science on Saturdays is hosted by Professor Kurt Zilm. 

Science on Saturdays is an award-winning lecture series that features scientists whose passion for their work inspires us all. Each event involves a lecture by a Yale professor and engaging science demonstrations by Yale college students. Science on Saturdays provides an opportunity for Yale scientists and residents of New Haven and beyond to come together over a shared sense of wonder. Past topics have included “Why Birds Are Dinosaurs,” “Nu Frontiers in Neutrino Physics,” and “Chaperonins: Molecular Origami Machines.”    

Directions & Parking: Sterling Chemistry Lab is the building on the left of the driveway at 225 Prospect. Parking will be available on the street along Prospect, at the Yale Whale Ice Rink, and in Lot 16 at the corner of Whitney & Humphrey.