Jan 19 2011 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Science Café: The Past, Present, and Future of Ice
Conor O'Neill's Traditional Irish Pub - 318 S. Main St.

Sponsored by: Presented by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History; Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
Speaker: Jeremy Bassis, Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences, U-M College of Engineering, and Sarah Aciego, U-M Geological Sciences

An opportunity to discuss science topics with experts in an informal setting. Join two UM faculty members whose work explores ice, its history, and how fast it is melting for a discussion of ice, climate, and policy. Jeremy Bassis (School of Engineering, Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences) studies ice sheets and glaciers, and his recent work on iceberg formation may increase the accuracy of estimates of polar melting and sea level rise. Sarah Aciego of the Department of Geological Sciences studies how isotopes can be used to provide dates in ice cores and help to read what the layers in ice tell us about the past. Together, their work sheds light on the past, present and future of ice on our planet. Hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 are followed by a brief presentation at 6:00 pm, then by discussion. Everyone is welcome and invited to purchase additional food and beverages. Participants must be 21 to purchase alcoholic beverages. More information at www.lsa.umich.edu/exhibitmuseum