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Carnegie Institution for Science – Neighborhood Lecture Series
May 14, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Dr. R. Paul Butler, from the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, will deliver a lecture entitled “Alien Worlds and the Origins of Science.”, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, in the Carnegie Institution’s Greenewalt Building.
Paul Butler’s work focuses on improving the measurement precision of stellar Doppler velocities, which resulted in the discovery of most of the first 200 extrasolar planets. His research has been featured in PBS documentaries, The New York Times and The Washington Post, as well as a TIME Magazine cover story. Butler was named one of NEWSWEEK’s “100 Americans for the Next Century.” He has received the Henry Draper Medal from the National Academy of Sciences, and been named “Space Scientist of the Year” by Discover Magazine.
The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served prior to the lecture. This is the final installment in an annual series of public lectures examining the latest scientific discoveries made by Carnegie scientists who work in the community.
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