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"We're Talking Quantum To Cosmos"
The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites media and members of the public to a series of lectures sponsored by the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences. Upcoming talks listed below will help promote a national discussion of issues that scientists expect to shape their research in the coming years. The first talk will be on Monday, November 15, and will feature William F. Bottke, a planetary scientist who will discuss the formation of planets. All lectures will be held at NSF, 4201 Wilson Boulevard in Arlington, Va. (easily accessible from the Ballston Metro station). Visitors are welcome but must have a pass to gain access. Please email Lisa Van Pay or phone 703-292-8796 to register to attend. Complete Schedule of Lectures: Planet Formation: What's New with the Oldest Events in the Solar System, William F. Bottke, Southwest Research Institute, 2 p.m., November 15, 2010, Room 110. Quantum Mechanics on Giant Scales, Nergis Mavalvala, MIT, 2 p.m., December 13, 2010, Room 110. The Chemical Enterprise: Thinking and Acting Globally, Joseph S. Francisco, Purdue University, 2010 President of the American Chemical Society, 2 p.m., May 16, 2011, Room 375