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March 17. “The Unknown Detective Career of … Isaac Newton?” Thomas Levenson, MIT, Fermilab, Batavia.
Lecture open to the public; begins at 4:00 p.m. in 1 West, Fermilab's second largest meeting room, in Wilson Hall, first floor, west side. Click for directions to Wilson Hall and for abstract of talk. Not necessarily pertinent to the topic of this lecture, but “Newton was a member of the Anglican church, attended services and participated in special projects such as paying for the distribution of Bibles among the poor and serving on a commission to build fifty new churches in the London area. He has been called „the greatest scientific genius the world has known,? yet spent less time on science than on theology. Indeed, he wrote about 1.3 million words on biblical subjects. This vast legacy lay hidden from public view for two centuries until the auction of his nonscientific writings in 1936. He seldom made public pronouncements regarding his theology.” –Christianity Today)
March 19. Nobel laureate Martin Chalfie, speaking on “GFP (Green Fluorescent Protein: Lighting Up Life.” Fermilab, Batavia, 8 p.m. $7.
Details at www.fnal.gov/culture/NewArts/Lectures/09-10/Chalfie.shtml March 24. (Joint with ASA Wheaton-Naperville Chapter, see above) Wheaton College Science Symposium, “Extreme Geo-exploration: Earth and Beyond,” Armerding Auditorium. At 4 p.m., NIU geologist Wei Luo will speak on “Detecting Oceans on Mars.” At 7 p.m. Utah University geologist Marjorie Chan will discuss “Red Rocks on Earth and Mars.” Click for details.