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On the Wing: Part 2 - Arnold Arboretum - Free Lecture

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Lorna Gibson, PhD, Matoula S. Salapatas Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

What do you get from a bird-lover who is a materials science engineer? A close look at feathers.

In this second installment of On the Wing, Lorna Gibson discusses how down keeps a bird warm, how the structure of the feather shaft reduces its weight, and how adaptations of flight feathers produce or suppress sound.

Location:
Arnold Arboretum
125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Sponsor(s): Arnold Arboretum
Time(s): 6:30-7:30pm
Cost: Free, but registration requested
Phone: 617-384-5277
Email: adulted@arnarb.harvard.edu
Website: https://my.arboretum.harvard.edu/Info.aspx?DayPlanner=1613&DayPlannerDate=10/18/2017

Date Added: Friday, August 25, 2017
All information is subject to change.

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