de Mayo Hosts Mars Presentation

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

“Mars, Planet of Mystery,” a multimedia lecture, will be presented on Friday, November 6, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Crider Lecture Hall at the University of West Georgia. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

 “Mars, Planet of Mystery,” a multimedia lecture, will be presented on Friday, November 6, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Crider Lecture Hall at the University of West Georgia. The event is free and the community is invited to attend. Dr. Ben de Mayo, professor emeritus of physics, will make the presentation, which is suitable for ages 10 years and up. The Departments of Physics and Continuing Education, and the Georgia Space Grant Consortium-NASA are sponsoring the event.

The professor has been awarded a grant from the Georgia Space Grant Consortium-NASA for more than 14 consecutive years and works with undergraduate research students studying superconductors, nanotubes, battery-powered ultra light aircraft, brainwaves, Alberta oil sands and electronic music.

De Mayo has been teaching at West Georgia since 1971, with an exception of one year when he served as a Visiting Professor of Physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

He came to West Georgia from the University of Illinois, where he was a Research Associate in the Department of Mining and Metallurgy. He received his B.S. from Emory University, his M.S. from Yale University, and his Ph.D. from Georgia Tech, all in Physics.

To learn more about Mars and to view the photographs of the planet, go to http://www.nasa.gov/worldbook/mars_worldbook.html.

The Crider Lecture Hall is located in the Boyd Building on Back Campus Drive, adjacent to the Ingram Library. For more information, call 678-839-4087 or 678-839-4097.