Devendra Lal Memorial Symposium
May 6, 2013
at the Robert Paine Scripps Forum for Science, Society and the Environment
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego cordially invites you to a one-day memorial symposium in honor of the life and science of the late Professor Devendra Lal, FRS. The symposium presentations will cover the broad range of research impacted by Professor Lal's contributions in cosmic ray geophysics, isotope geochemistry, oceanography, climate, terrestrial erosion and terrestrial magnetism. There will also be personal remembrances from Professor Lal's international community of friends and colleagues.
8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
9:00 to 9:15 a.m.
Professor Ray Weiss, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Professor Charlie Kennel, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Lal’s Contributions to SIO
9:15 to 9:40 a.m.
Friends, Colleagues and Science
The Arnold-Honda-Lal Early Years
Professor Gerald J. Wasserburg, California Institute of Technology
Science and Spirit - Remembrances of Devendra and Aruna Lal
10:25 to 10:45 a.m.
Cosmic Ray Products and Applications
Professor Robert C. Reedy, University of New Mexico
Over Five Decades of Studying and Modeling the Products Made by Cosmic Rays
Professor Mark Thiemens and Dr. Subrata Chakraborty, University of California, San Diego
Decades of Interactions with Lal and Reminiscences
Professor Catherine Constable, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Interactions of Cosmic Ray Studies with Geomagnetism
10:45 to 11:40 a.m.
Lal’s Influence at TIFR, PRL, SIO and Beyond
Professor J.N. Goswami, Physical Research Laboratory
Lal and Planetary Science at PRL
Dr. K. Gopalan, NGRI, Hyderabad
Reminiscences of Devendra Lal at TIFR
Professor J. Doug Macdougall, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Lal as Scientist, Teacher, and Colleague
Professor John T. Wasson, University of California, Los Angeles
11:40 to 12:30 p.m.
Geoscience by Accelerator Mass Spectrometry and Neutron Detection
Professor A. J. Timothy Jull, University of Arizona
Studies of Cosmogenic 14C with Lal, from Ice to the Moon
Dr. Robert Finkel, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
From Decays to Atoms – A Half Century of Ever Increasing Sensitivity
Professor Marek G. Zreda, University of Arizona
Measuring Water at the Land Surface with Cosmic-Ray Neutrons
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
1:30 to 2:40 p.m.
Diverse Interests: Meteorites and the Moon to Oceans, Ice and Archeology
Professor P. Buford Price, University of California, Berkeley
Friendship and Collaborations with Lal
Professor Wallace S. Broecker, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Lal and Ocean Science
Professor Jeffrey Severinghaus, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Cosmogenic Carbon-14 Production in Glacial Ice by Spallation on Oxygen Nuclei
Dr. Elisabetta Boaretto, Weizmann Institute of Science
Cosmogenic Isotopes in Archaelogy: The Mining of Flint in the Prehistoric Time
2:40 to 3:20 p.m.
Cosmogenic Nuclides in Earth Science
Professor S. Krishnaswami, Physical Research Laboratory
Lal and Isotope Geosciences at TIFR and PRL
Professor Kenneth A. Farley, California Institute of Technology
What Alphas, Protons, and Particle Capture tell us about the Carving of the Grand Canyon
3:20 to 3:40 p.m.
3:40 to 4:30 p.m.
Cosmogenic Radionuclides for Land and Sea
Professor Peter A. J. Englert, University of Hawaii
A Mauna Kea Experiment
Professor Pavel Povinec, Comenius University, Bratislava
Lal and Cosmogenic Isotope Research in Slovakia
Professor John Stone, University of Washington
Chlorine-36 in Seawater
4:30 to 5:15 p.m.
“Open microphone” session
5:15 to 6:30 p.m.
When & Where
Scripps Institution of Oceanography