Water Scientist To Speak At Baylor April 22

April 18, 2005

by Judy Long

Dr. Kip Solomon, the National Groundwater Association's 2005 Darcy Lecturer, will speak at Baylor University at 3:30 p.m., Friday, April 22, in room E231 of the Baylor Sciences Building. Solomon's topic, "Inert Gas Tracers in Ground Water," will illustrate the concept of how inert gas tracers, which are present in all ground water, can be used to evaluate a variety of processes. He will also present case studies describing applications to real ground water flow problems.

Solomon received his bachelor's degree in geological engineering and a master's degree in geology, both from the University of Utah, and his doctorate in earth sciences from the University of Waterloo. In 1993, he joined the department of geology and geophysics at the University of Utah, where he is also director of the Noble Gas Laboratory.

Solomon has served on the National Research Council's Committee on Improving Practices for Regulating and Managing Low-Activity Radioactive Waste since 2003, and he currently is vice chair of the Hydrogeology Division of the Geological Society of America. He also served on the editorial board for Ground Water from 1997 to 2001.

To foster interest and excellence in ground water science and technology, the National Ground Water Association established the Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecture Series in Ground Water Science in 1986. The series honors Henry Darcy of France for his scientific discoveries of 1856, whose investigations established the physical basis for the study of ground water hydrogeology.

Snacks will be served at 3 p.m. in E401, the fourth floor bell tower. For more information, contact the department of geology at 710-2381.

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