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The Blue Machine

Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 by for Extra Credit, Lectures.


On Monday, October 30, 2023 the Physics Department at Brooklyn College will have a very special guest speaker — the physicist, oceanographer, broadcaster, and author Dr. Helen Czerski. Dr. Czerski is an associate professor in the department of mechanical engineering at University College London. Her talk will explain the physics behind the ocean’s various circulation systems based on research she has done across the globe, from the equator to the poles. This is the topic of her latest book, The Blue Machine: How the Ocean Works.

The event will take place from 2:15–3:45 PM in the Sam Skurnick Lecture Hall, New Ingersoll Room 148, Brooklyn College. Midwood Science Research and Ocean Science students who attend and complete a short assignment afterwards will receive class credit (for Science Research it’s +4 points). If you are interested, use the QR code in this PDF to take you to the Eventbrite registration page. Send confirmation of registration to as soon as possible. We are running this as a field trip and are limited by NYC DOE regulations to a maximum of 60 students. Register now before we exceed the maximum.