Media advisory: Lab inaugurates Science Chat series

Jan. 6, 2009

Media advisory: Lab inaugurates Science Chat series

WHO: John Knezovich, LLNL scientist, will present "Carbon Dating, Anthrax and Forensic Science." WHAT:

The talk will highlight the principles of carbon dating and will include examples of how this approach is being used to provide insights useful for forensic investigations.

This discussion is the first in a special series entitled "Science Chat" to be offered by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory throughout the year in recognition of a Year of Science 2009. Each talk will be presented by a Lab scientist and open to the public.

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 13, 7-8:30 p.m. WHERE: Livermore Public Library, Civic Center branch
1188 S. Livermore Avenue, community rooms A and B. NOTE:

This year, the world celebrates the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth, the 150th anniversary of his publication of On the Origin of Species , the 400th anniversary of Galileo Galilei's first use of a telescope to study the sky and the 400th anniversary of the publication of Johannes Kepler's first two laws of planetary motion.

To mark these significant events the American Institute of Biological Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and more than 150 other organizations have declared a Year of Science 2009 , a national year of engaging the public and enhancing the understanding of science, why it matters and who scientists are.