Wednesday, October 18, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Hunnewell Bldg., Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

On the Wing: Part 2

The Arnold Arboretum welcomes Lorna Gibson, PhD, Matoula S. Salapatas Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who will give a talk on "On the Wing: Part 2."

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.
Fee Free, registration requested.

Register at or call 617-384-5277.

Contact Name: 

Pam Thompson

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Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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