The National Science Foundation is inviting people to participate in a live online chat on January 19 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST with two eminent scientists about cutting-edge research currently being conducted by the U.S. Antarctic Program in Antarctica--the coldest, windiest and driest place on Earth.
This chat will be hosted by ScienceNOW, the daily news site of the journal Science and will feature:
- Scott Borg, the director of the Division of Antarctic Sciences in NSF's Office of Polar Programs.
- Gretchen Hofmann, a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who specializes in the ecological physiology of marine organisms, including polar organisms.
This online chat will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Navy officer Robert Falcon Scott and Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen race to the South Pole, which ended with Amundsen's arrival at the Pole on Dec. 14, 1911, and Scott's arrival on Jan. 17, 1912. The race lay the foundation for today's research in Antarctica. For more information visit the NSF Office of Polar Programs website.
17 Jan 2012 4:59 PM