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Frontiers in Science Lectures

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.


Lightning: Illuminating its mystery

Tess Light, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Terry WallaceOn any given day lightning flashes nearly 4 million times across the earth. Yet it’s surprising that this routine natural phenomenon is still commonly misunderstood.

What triggers those bright cracks across the sky and determines the shape of a lightning bolt?

Join Los Alamos scientist Tess Light on a journey to explore lightning’s role in the atmosphere and some of the mysteries of this beautiful and puzzling phenomenon.

Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m.
Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Avenue, Santa Fe

Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m.
Cottonwood on the Greens (Community Room)
4244 Diamond Drive, Los Alamos

Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m.
Dialogue Brewing
1501 1st Street NW, Albuquerque