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October 27, 2006

VOYAGE TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH, THE SUBJECT OF A FACULTY FORUM AT SIMON'S ROCK

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA — Michael Bergman, faculty member at Simon’s Rock College of Bard will give a lecture at the next Faculty Forum: Voyage au centre de la Terre. This event, free and open to the public, will take place on November 2, at 5 p.m. in the Oak Room at Blodgett House.

What are the innards of the Earth made of? How do we know? What is the origin of the Earth’s magnetic field? Is it true that the field can flip? Bergman will address these and other questions; What, if anything, do experiments that go on in the Simon’s Rock Fisher Science Center have to do with what happens 3,500 miles below your feet? No prior knowledge of physics or geology required.

Michael Bergman joined the Simon’s Rock faculty after a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University, where he studied fluid dynamics, magnetohydrodynamics, and the generation of planetary magnetic fields. He is the recipient of numerous fellowships, grants and awards from various organizations and institutions.

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