Apr. 03, 2012

Rock Salt lecture highlights "Our Magnetic Planet"


Research geophysicist Jeffrey Love, United States Geologic Survey adviser for geomagnetic research, will address "Our Magnetic Planet" during Geneseo's ninth annual American Rock Salt Lecture on Geology on April 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Love has studied a wide variety of aspects related to geomagnetism, including paleomagnetism, historical geomagnetic data, dynamo theory, magnetic storms and solar-terrestrial interaction. He also has been investigating esoteric aspects of geomagnetism, including for global climate change and earthquake prediction. Love received his doctorate in geophysics from Harvard University and has an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley in physics and applied mathematics.

This year's lecture continues the series made possible by an educational partnership between American Rock Salt Company LLC and Geneseo's department of geological sciences, which offers a mutually beneficial relationship between the company and the college. As a result of the internship, Geneseo students intern at American Rock Salt and tour the expansive mine, which is located near the Geneseo campus. The company also provides support for undergraduate research, and company executives and other experts deliver talks on campus, including today's lecture.

The Rock Salt Lecture "Our Magnetic Planet" is today, Wednesday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Newton Hall, Room 202. It is free and open to the public.