Frontiers in Science Lectures
- Communications Office
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- Linda Anderman
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The Frontiers in Science lecture series are a public service of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellows. Fellows are appointed by the Laboratory Director in recognition of sustained outstanding contributions and exceptional promise for continued professional achievement. All lectures are open to the public and free of charge.
Beyond Pluto: The Search for the Edge of the Solar System
Herbert O. Funsten
Intelligence & Space Research
In July, we finally visited the last major body of our solar system, Pluto. But what lies beyond? The stellar wind from our Sun forms an enormous nearby bubble. This “sphere of our Sun,” or heliosphere, extends far beyond Pluto and forms a protective cocoon that shields us from cosmic radiation.
In this talk, we will travel to the edge of the solar system, peer into the structure and dynamics of the outer heliosphere as it interacts with the interstellar medium and anticipate the future of the solar system as it moves through our galactic neighborhood.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Duane W. Smith Auditorium
Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos, NM
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 7 p.m.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History (directions/map)
and Science, 1801 Mountain Road NW
Friday, August 14, 2015 at 7 p.m.
James A. Little Theater (directions/map)
New Mexico School for the Deaf
1060 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM
Admission is free and the event is open to the public.
- The Microbe Strikes Back: The Return of Tuberculosis
- Does One Big Earthquake Lead to Another?
- Sound Science: Seeing, building and moving with acoustics
- Forests and Climate change: It's not easy staying green
- Matter vs Antimatter: How did we survive the big bang?
- Nature, Nurture, or Neither? The new science of epigenetics
- Exploring Mars: Curiosity and its laser
- Higgs Boson and Beyond: The quest for new laws of physics