LIVERMORE -- Just what does an accelerator mass spectrometer do?

Two renowned Lawrence Livermore Lab scientists will discuss how the technology is being applied to a broad range of fields, during Las Positas College's annual Science and Engineering Seminar series on March 5.

Lab scientists Graham Bench and Kenneth Turteltaub will lecture on how the spectrometer is used to understand human health issues and make new discoveries in fields such as chemotherapy, global warming, national security, archaeology and art history.

The lecture is open to the public, and will be at 6 p.m. in the college's Multi-Disciplinary Building Lecture Hall, Room 2420. The event is free to attend, but there is a $2 fee to park on campus. Daily parking tickets are available from vending machines in the campus parking lots.

This year's lecture series is the third joint effort of the college and the lab, intended to explore how science and engineering theory evolves into practice. The fourth and final presentation in the series will be held on April 10, with speakers to be determined.

Las Positas College is at 3000 Campus Hill Dr.

For details, call Nan Ho at 925-424-1344 or email nho@laspositascollege.edu.

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