Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 18:30
Event Host: 
Department of Terrestrial Magnetism

Our Broad Branch Road Spring Neighborhood Lecture Series kicks-off with DTM's Peter van Keken.  Van Keken will present, "When Earth Attacks: Causes and Consequences of a Tectonic Planet."

A little over 50 years ago, the theory of plate tectonics emerged to provide a unifying theory for the dynamic behavior of the solid Earth as expressed by earthquakes, volcanoes, mountain building, and continental drift. In this talk, Dr. van Keken will discuss how our thinking of plate tectonics has evolved; how natural hazards are connected to the slow convective motion of the Earth’s interior; and how plate tectonics influences the long-term evolution of the Earth.

The Broad Branch Road Neighborhood Lectures provide an opportunity to get up close and personal with Carnegie scientists at our campus in northwest Washington DC. These lectures begin at 6:30 p.m. and last for approximately one hour, followed by a brief question and answer period. Doors open to the public at 6:00 p.m. with light refreshments. The campus is located at the intersection of Broad Branch Road and 32nd Street in northwest Washington, DC. Parking is available on campus and accessible via Jocelyn and 32nd Streets. Street parking is permitted.  The campus is a short, three-block walk from Connecticut Avenue and two blocks south of Military Road. For directions, click here.

Registration is strongly recommended.  Register here.


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