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Date: 4:30pm EDT September 14

Granular Dynamics in Low Gravity with Dr. Derek Richardson

The Physics Department invites you to attend a public lecture by Dr. Derek Richardson from the University of Maryland, College Park on Friday, September 14th at 4:30 in Goldstein 100. His talk, entitled “Granular Dynamics in Low Gravity,” will describe computational and experimental efforts to understand the dynamics of asteroid and comet surfaces. These objects are of increasing interest for space and commercial exploration, which underscores the importance of understanding how the the surfaces of these low gravity objects respond to intrusion and impact.

This talk is sponsored by the Physics Department and the Earth and Planetary Science Fund at Washington College.