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Texas ESDA hosts a Lightning Presentation in Austin on Mon, Oct. 29, 2012 at 3pm

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Lightning Presentation in Austin
October 29, 2012  Mon 3pm

October 29, 2012  Mon 3pm - Lightning presentation in Austin -Nevada Lightning Lab and Myth-busters presentation explores the unusual ability of natural lightning to 'cheat’ classical physics... throwing arcs kilometres in length with less than a tenth of the voltage gradient required to produce normal laboratory arc discharges.  Although researchers don't fully understand how lightning performs this trick, new theories and a few tantalizing experimental results suggest that relativistic effects [and possibly the presence of antimatter] can greatly enhance lightning formation at physical scales beyond about 60 meters in length.

Presenter will be Greg E. Leyh is the principal engineer for the Lightning Foundry, a research facility for exploring the large-scale physics of atmospheric electricity.  He designed the Electrum Project, a 38ft high kinetic lightning sculpture currently operating in New Zealand. 

Presentation will be at the 3M Innovation Center, Hill Country Room.  AUSTIN TX

There is not a charge for the meeting but we do need an RSVP with name, company, & phone for security badges ands room planning.

Your 2012 Texas ESD Association Board of Directors
Ray Bowman  - City of Austin - President / Webmaster 
Ginger Hansel,  Dangelmayer Associates L.L.C.  - V.P. Education 
Jason Jowers, Velocity Electronics - V.P. Membership 
David Swenson, Affinity Static Control Consulting, LLC - Treasurer / National Liaison 
Gary Sutorius, Stanley Consultants - Secretary 
Frank Rodriguez,  3M Corp., - Member at Large 
Jeff Salisbury, FLEXTRONICS, Member at Large
Fred Bahrenburg, Dell Inc., Member at Large

Bob Renker, Temple College/Retired TI - Board Advisor
Gilbert Koss,  Retired 3M - Board Advisor

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