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CHARLESTON, SC (Nov. 10)--Dr. Donald Clayton, the physicist responsible for creating a new field of astromony which extends geophysics beyond the birth of our solar system, will speak at The Citadel on Tuesday, Nov. 14, and Wednesday, Nov. 15. The addresses, part of The Citadel Physics Department's "Distinguished Physics Lecture" series, will be given in Grimsley Hall on The Citadel campus at 8:00 each evening.

     Tuesday night's address is titled "The Origin and Abundances of the Chemical Elements," and Wednesday Dr. Clayton will discuss "The Radioactive Universe." These lectures are free and open to the public.

     Donald D. Clayton earned his doctoral degree in physics in 1962 from the California Institute of Technology, where he studied under the late Nobel Laureate William A. Fowler. Since 1989 Clayton has been a professor of physics and astronomy at Clemson University.

     For his outstanding work, Dr. Clayton has received numerous awards and honors, including the G. H. Darwin Lectureship of the Royal Astronomical Society, NASA's Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal, the Alexander von Humboldt Award, the Leonard Medal of the Meteoritical Society, and the W. M. Keck Foundation Grant.


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