Candice Kohl - Saturday, 12:30 PM
Speaker: Candace Kohl received a BA in chemistry from Carleton College in Northfield Minnesota in 1969 and a PhD in cosmochemistry from UCSD in 1975.
experimental work centered on measurements of cosmic ray produced radioactivity in lunar material and meteorites to investigate the constancy of the solar cosmic rays, the rates and extents of various processes on the lunar surface, and the exposure histories of meteorites.
work lead directly to the extension of these techniques to date terrestrial landforms including obtaining the age of formation of Meteor Crater in Arizona.
This technique has proved to be an important tool for the study of geomorphology and investigations of climate change.
has performed fieldwork on many of the impact structures in Australia, spent a field season hunting for meteorites on the Antarctic ice and a field season on top of the Greenland ice cap helping to obtain a 10,000-foot long ice core.
Candace is on the Board of Trustees of the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Arizona and has served on a number of committees for the Meteoritical Society.
She is active in science outreach and is on the board of several fund raising organizations for science scholarships.
has been honored by the designation of Minor Planet 4899 Candace.
volunteers with international science efforts and organizations promoting women in science.