Science on Saturday lectures offered
Princeton NJ -- The Princeton Plasma Physics Lab's annual Science on Saturday lecture series, with topics ranging from cryptography to climate change, runs through March 15.
The talks are geared toward high school students, but are open to anyone. In recent years, the lectures each have drawn more than 300 students, teachers, parents and other community members.
The lectures begin at 9:30 a.m. and are usually finished by 11:15 a.m. There is no preregistration; registration takes place on site before each session. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Heightened security at the lab requires that all adult visitors show government-issued photo identification. See the Plasma Physics Lab's Web site at http://science-education.pppl.gov for directions and more information.
This year's series includes the following lectures:
Feb. 15: "Homo Erectus from Africa to Asia" by Susan Anton of Rutgers University.
Feb. 22: "Cryptography: Secret Codes, Spying and E-Commerce" by Edward Felten of Princeton University.
March 8: "The Search for Supersymmetry" by Edward Witten of the Institute for Advanced Study.
March 15: "Global Climate Change and Land-Atmosphere Interactions" by Kirsten Findell of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab.
More information as well as notification of weather-related cancellations is available by calling the Science on Saturday hotline at 243-2121.
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