Michigan Tech Research Forum: Raymond Shaw, Distinguished Professor
The next Michigan Tech Research Forum will be Thursday, December 5, 2019, in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Dr. Raymond Shaw will lead the forum with a 20-minute presentation, followed by time for audience questions.
The Michigan Tech cloud chamber – how does it work and what have we learned?
Michigan Tech is home to a unique chamber used for investigating aerosol and cloud processes relevant to weather and climate. To make a cloud, the environment has to have a relative humidity above 100%. In the laboratory that’s a tricky thing to achieve because water condenses on any available surfaces; the MTU chamber gets around that by generating clouds through turbulent mixing. The cloud chamber allows us to study a wide variety of research questions: For example, how do clouds respond to clean versus polluted conditions? Cloud chamber experiments reveal how clean clouds may produce rain more easily.
The event will run from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. Please join us!
Mingle: 4:00 PM
Lecture: 4:30 PM
Mingle 5:00 PM
Complimentary snacks and a cash bar will be provided.
More details are available online at https://www.mtu.edu/research-forum/.
Michigan Tech Research Forum events are presented by the Office of the Provost in coordination with the Office of the Vice President of Research.
Thursday, December 5 at 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Memorial Union Building (MUB), Ballroom A
1503 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931