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Geology Open Night
Start Date: 12/2/2011Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 12/2/2011

Event Description:

Speaker: John Parise, Department of Geosciences, Stony Brook University

Topic:
Mineral as Inspiration for Some Modern Functional Materials

Nature takes about 8 elements commonly found on Earth and produces the common rock-forming minerals. Many thousands more minerals, some occurring as specks, encrustations and smudges in nature, are formed from all 90 naturally occurring elements. As in ancient times, advances in our technology, and living standards, depends on finding, mining, crushing and processing large volumes of rock to provide raw materials for our increasingly complex technologies. Studying minerals is fascinating, and studies of the crystal structures and conditions under which uncommon minerals form can prove inspirational to whole new technologies. 
Location Information:
West Campus - Earth & Space Sciences Building  (View Map)
100 Nicolls Road
Main Entrance
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Phone: (631) 632-6000
Room: 001

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