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

Admission:        Free


To learn more about Dr. Merguerian and his research, visit:

and Duke Geological Laboratory




  The Institute for Development of Education in the Advanced Sciences

Thursday, May 02, 2013


Free and open to the public



Fortunoff Theater
Monroe Lecture Center
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


Phone: 516-463-5792
Website: Click to Visit

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