June 13, 2016
Carnegie Science Public Lecture
Chris Newhall & Renato Solidum
Twenty-five years ago, a small team of Philippine and US scientists worked feverishly to forecast what newly-awakened Mount Pinatubo might do, and to alert everyone from indigenous peoples to high tech military about what to expect and the possible need to evacuate. Skepticism was high and had to be overcome with a combination of video, hard facts and numbers, and personal trust. Uncertainties were also high, which required erring on the side of safety and being willing to be wrong. Chris Newhall will highlight the pre-eruption preparation and introduce the eruption, and Renato Solidum will trace events from the eruption through long-lasting lahars.
The Carnegie Institution will open its doors at 6:00 p.m. The lecture will start at 6:45 p.m. An overflow room, with screens, will be available when the auditorium reaches maximum capacity. Seating in the auditorium is on a first-come, first-served basis.
The lecture is free, but registration is required. Click here to register.
Program Partners: Carnegie Institution for Science, The Embassy of the Philippines in Washington D.C., The United States Geological Survey, and The Smithsonian Institution
June 2, 2016
DTM Weekly Seminar Series
Jessica Donaldson, a postdoctoral associate at DTM, will give a talk titled "Young Stars and Disks" at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2016, in the Greenewalt Lecture Hall as part of DTM's Weekly Seminar Series.
Donaldson received her Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2014. Donaldson's research focuses on understanding the last stages of planet formation by observing circumstellar environments. Specifically, she tries to determine the composition of dust grains in young debris disks which may be the sites of ongoing planet formation.
Coffee, tea, and a continental breakfast will be served before the lecture at 10:30 a.m.