IDEAS presents Deep Science of Subterranean New York City
Using his 30 years of active consultation on subsurface geotechnical projects in New York City, Dr. Charles Merguerian will take you to a depth of 800 feet below the hustle and bustle and towering heights of New York City construction. In this quiet environment produced by mechanized moles (tunnel boring machines), mechanized excavators and traditional drill and blast technology you will witness the exploration of the New York City tunnels and the 1,100 million years of geological history exposed within them. Join Dr. Merguerian for this dynamic lecture and learn first-hand just how tunnels are planned and constructed for public benefit in the hard crystalline rocks of New York City and share in the unique “deep science” discoveries made during his investigations in the subterranean world of our metropolis.
Speaker: Charles Merguerian, Chair and Professor of Geology, Hofstra University
Date/Time: Thursday, May 2, 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: The Helene Fortunoff Theater
Monroe Lecture Center, California Avenue, South Campus
To learn more about Dr. Merguerian and his research, visit: http://people.hofstra.edu/Charles_Merguerian/
The Institute for Development of Education in the Advanced Sciences
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Cost:Free and open to the public
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