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Lectures feature "New Science and Technology in Aerospace Age"

STANFORD -- "New Science and Technology in the Aerospace Age" is the theme of a summer lecture series sponsored by Stanford's Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, NASA and the American Society for Engineering Education.

The series will run on Thursday evenings from June 23 to Aug. 11. All lectures will be held in Terman Auditorium on the Stanford campus; all begin at 8 p.m. and are free and open to the community.

The speakers are leading scientists dealing with cutting-edge technology, but the talks are geared to a general audience. This is the 31st year for the lecture series.

Dates, scheduled speakers and their topics are:

June 23: Haresh Shah, Obayashi Professor of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Stanford, "Shake, Rattle and Roll: Coping with the Next Earthquake."

June 30: Jonathan Dorfan, professor of physics, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, "The SLAC-Based B-Factory: A Window into the Early Universe."

July 7: Wolfgang K.H. Panofsky, professor of physics, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, "What to Do with Highly Radioactive Material from Dismantled Nuclear Weapons."

July 14: Thomas Dougherty, Hubble Space Telescope, and Hugh Dougherty, Relativity Mission Spacecraft, program managers at Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., "Fixing the Hubble Telescope: The Servicing Mission."

July 21: Lofti Zadeh, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, University of California-Berkeley, "Is Fuzzy Logic Fuzzy?"

July 28: John Holzrichter, director of new research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, "New Research Directions and Happenings at Livermore Lab."

Aug. 4: Michael J. Green, assistant director for hypersonics, NASA-Ames Research Center, "Access to Space: Leapfrogging the Shuttle."

Aug. 11: Jane Luu, Hubble Fellow in Astronomy, Department of Physics, Stanford, "Some Basic Facts about Comets, Including Afterthoughts of the Shoemaker-Levy Collision with Jupiter."

For more information, call the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at (415) 723-3328.



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