Wednesday, Oct 02, 2013 7:00p -
Armenise Auditorium, Harvard Medical School
200 longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
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FREE science lectures open to the public-- no prior knowledge necessary!
We host a fall interactive lecture series taking place at Harvard Medical School, weekly on Wednesday evenings (7 PM). During our fall lectures, teams of three PhD students present current information and ongoing research on a given topic at each lecture, pausing for questions throughout. Our seminars are open to audience members of any age, though a high school level of science education would be beneficial.
For our full schedule, please visit our webpage: http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/seminar-series/
October 2nd Lecture Description:
For millennia, our understanding of Earth came from our own experiences on the planet. Today, with the ability to observe other planets in the Solar System and planets around other stars, we have a better sense of our place in the Universe and how the Earth formed and evolved. This lecture will begin with current knowledge of planet formation and exciting new observations of systems beyond our Solar System. We will then talk about what meteorites tell us about the formation of planets in our own Solar System and the stages of atmosphere formation on the Earth. Lastly, we shall think about the Earth as a planet - features that are specific to Earth and the Solar System, and how that compares to planets throughout the Universe.
Science in the News is a graduate student group generously supported by Harvard Medical School, the Graduate Student Council of the GSAS, the Biomedical Graduate Student Organization and the Harvard COOP.