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Frontiers in Science with Nina Lanza

Oct 07, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
WebEx Virtual Event
Nina Lanza
Furhana Afrid
(505) 667-2871
Public Event
Nina Lanza

Event Description

The Frontiers in Science lecture series is 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.

Rock star: Nina Lanza’s geology expertise advances the search for signs of life on Mars

What can desert rocks tell us about life on the red planet? Learn about Los Alamos National Laboratory’s contribution to NASA’s Mars 2020 mission and how the Perseverance Rover will use lasers to gather new clues when it lands on Mars in February 2021. 

Wednesday, Oct. 7, Nina Lanza, planetary scientist and team lead for Space and Planetary Exploration, presents the virtual talk, “NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover: Looking for

Signs of Past Life,” 6­­–7:30 p.m. It is part of the Frontiers in Science talk series sponsored by the Lab’s Fellows and live streamed from the Bradbury Science Museum. 

Nina’s work has been featured in Scientific American, the television series “How the Universe Works” and on the new podcast, “Mars Technica.” 

The talk is free and for all ages. Register here. Bring your questions for Nina, or email them in advance to fafrid@lanl.gov.