Mar. 30, 2012

‘Our Magnetic Planet’ Topic of American Rock Salt Lecture


GENESEO, N.Y. - Research geophysicist Jeffrey Love, United States Geologic Survey adviser for geomagnetic research, will address "Our Magnetic Planet" during the State University of New York at Geneseo's ninth annual American Rock Salt Lecture on Geology April 4 at 7:30 p.m. The lecture is in Newton Hall Room 202 and is free and open to the public.

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. He lived and worked in Europe for eight years.

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.

American Rock Salt Company LLC and Geneseo's department of geological sciences formed a partnership in 2003, and the first American Rock Salt Lecture on Geology was held in 2004. The educational partnership is a model program offering a mutually beneficial relationship between the company and the college. As a result of the partnership, Geneseo students intern at American Rock Salt and tour the expansive mine. The company also provides support for undergraduate research, and company executives and other experts deliver talks on campus, including the annual lecture.

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