Distinguished Research Lecture April 16

Dr. Daniel N. Baker

Dr. Daniel N. Baker

On Friday, April 16th, Dr. Daniel Baker, director of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), will be honored at the 2010 Distinguished Research Lecture and Reception. The event will be held on the CU-Boulder campus at 3 p.m. in room 100 of the Mathematics building and is free and open to the public.

Dr. Baker will be presenting on “MESSENGER to Mercury: Exploring the Sun’s Nearest Neighbor.” Because of Mercury’s proximity to the sun, Mercury experiences the most extreme solar driving forces in the solar system. Scientists like Dr. Baker hope to continue to greatly enhance our understanding of our own planet Earth by studying Mercury and it’s reactions to extreme solar exposure.

The Distinguished Research Lectureship is the highest honor that the faculty of CU-Boulder bestows upon a fellow faculty member. It recognizes an entire body of creative work and research, as Dr. Baker has exemplified throughout his more than 15 years as the director of LASP, as well as his role as leader on various space-related research projects.

LASP will be hosting public tours before the lecture, so please e-mail Emilia.Reed@lasp.colorado.edu directly to arrange a tour. There will also be free bus transportation to and from LASP for the lecture.