Brookhaven Women In Science (BWIS) Event
"New Piece of Old Lace in My Office, Come See!"
Laurie Waters, Los Alamos National Lab
Thursday, June 20, 2013, 5 pm
Berkner Hall Auditorium
Hosted by: Vivian Stojanoff
New Piece of Old Lace in My Office, Come See! Abstract: Textiles are a fascinating combination of art, anthropology, sociology, and the physical sciences. In her talk Waters will discuss how genetics and carbon dating can help in one of the biggest mysteries of the lace community - the virtual disappearance of the superfine linen thread used in 17th and early 18th centuries. A nuclear physicist, Waters is a Stony Brook Alumni and led the spallation target research efforts for the Accelerator Production of Tritium at Los Alamos.