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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.

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

Published on Friday, August 25, 2017.
All information is subject to change.

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