The Potomac Geophysical Society will hold its monthly meeting October 15th at the Fort Myer Officers’ Club in Arlington, VA.Â Gregory A. Good, DirectorÂ of the Center for History of Physics at the American Institute of Physics, will present October’s talk titledÂ “Heresy at Cambridge:Â Paleomagnetism before Vine and Matthews.”
Good will discuss Patrick Blackett, Teddy Bullard, and Keith Runcorn, Cambridge particle physicists and cosmologists who layed the groundwork for paleomagnetic studies of continental drift in the 1950s.Â These physicists’ foray into geology is a story of mid-20th century interdisciplinary research that played an important role in shaping contemporary earth science research.
The monthly reception will start at 6:30, dinner at 7:30, and the talk at 8:30 PM. Feel free to attend the talk without dinner. Non-members and guests are welcome.
Visit the Potomac Geophysical Society website (http://www.potomacgeophysical.com/) for details.