Inferring Biological Evolution from Fraction Patterns in Teeth
Dr. Brian Lawn
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Monday, November 18th
Barus & Holley Building
3:30 PM Reception in Lobby
4:00 PM Seminar in BH 190
Brian Lawn gained B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics at the University of Western Australia in 1959 and 1963, respectively. After graduating, he spent four years as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Physics at the University of Bristol and the Department of Engineering and Materials Science at Brown University. From 1968 to 1981 Dr. Lawn was a professor in Physics at the University of New South Wales. In 1981 Dr. Lawn joined the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and in 1987 was appointed to the position of NIST Fellow. He has held Adjunct Professor appointments at several universities worldwide. Dr. Lawn is the author of the text "Fracture of Brittle Solids", first published in 1975 and now in its second edition. He has published over 300 research papers, with an h-index of 67. In 2001 he was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, and in 2012 to the Australian Academy of Science. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering by the University of Western Australia in 2008.