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Jesse Ausubel to Deliver Naval Academy’s 35th Annual Michelson Lecture

  POSTED ON: Thursday, September 24, 2015 4:00 PM by mediarelations@usna.edu

#062-15     ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Naval Academy’s oceanography department invites the public to attend a lecture by Jesse Ausubel, Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7:15 p.m. in Mahan Hall. Ausubel is the Director of the Program for the Human Environment at The Rockefeller University in New York. 

Ausubel will present, “Ocean Past, Ocean Future: Reflections on the Shift from the 19th to 21st Century Ocean.” He will identify major forces of change and trends in use of the oceans and explore the status of observing technologies and systems, devoting particular attention to human additions of sound in the ocean. The lecture is free of charge and no RSVP is necessary.    

The Michelson Lecture series is sponsored by the Naval Academy Class of 1969 and commemorates the achievements of Albert A. Michelson, Naval Academy graduate, instructor and the first America to receive a Nobel Prize in Physics. Since 1981, the Michelson Lecture series has brought eminent scientists to speak about their research to a mixed audience of midshipmen, faculty, and the Annapolis community.

Visitors may enter through Gate 3 (Maryland Avenue – recommended) or Gate 1 (at the intersection of King George Street and Randall Street) and will be required to show a picture ID.  All bags are subject to search. Vehicles without a Department of Defense or USNA credentialed driver or passenger are not permitted to drive onto the academy grounds. Vehicles with handicapped placards or license plates may enter through Gates 1 or 8.

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