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Asteroids: Rogues and Rosetta Stones presented by Dr. Linda French

Thu Jan 9 12:10:00 2014

Dr. Linda French received her B.A. in astronomy from Indiana University and a Ph.D. in planetary astronomy from Cornell University. Her scientific research, funded by the National Science Foundation, concerns the study of the shapes and surfaces of asteroids and comets. She is a frequent guest observer at Lowell Observatory in Arizona and at Cerro Tololo Inter- American Observatory in Chile, and is often accompanied by students on these research trips.

During her sabbatical in 2009-2010, Dr. French was a Visiting Professor of Physics at the University of York, England where she investigated the life of York astronomer John Goodricke (1764-1786). She has given lectures on Goodricke and his mentor Edward Pigott in York, Boston, and Toronto, and at major observatories in the United States and Chile.

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Asteroids: Rogues and Rosetta Stones presented by Dr. Linda French