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Spotlight Lecture: Dr. George Lowe

Dr. George Lowe
Legendary alpine climber and highly skilled scientist.

Date: Monday, February 24, 2014, 3:00 p.m.

Location: 103 James Fletcher Building at the University of Utah
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Join Dr. George Lowe for a whirlwind tour of climbing and physics: fluid mechanics, forces on bodies and with motion, the quest to balance a professional career with recreation - and come away with a profound understanding of why physics matters.

With an abundance of first ascents under his belt, in a career spanning more than 50 years, Utah native George H. Lowe III is a legend in the climbing community. He is also a highly skilled scientist and engineer, working for such firms as Argo Systems & Electromagnetic Systems Laboratory. With a background in physics, he developed strong problem solving skills that translated well to climbing, and learned skills in climbing that he applied to his scientific work. By navigating these diverse routes, Dr. George Lowe has made it his mission to take on and overcome obstacles both outdoors and in the lab.

Dr. George Lowe enjoys rock climbing, alpine climbing and Himalayan climbing disciplines. His climbing accomplishments include a series of first ascents, such as Dorsal Fin, in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah, first winter ascents of many routes such as the North and West Faces of the Grand Teton in Wyoming, the North Face of North Twin in the Canadian Rockies, and the Infinite Spur on Mount Foraker in the Canadian Rockies. His most famous first ascent was the still unrepeated east face of Mt. Everest in 1983, via the now-named “Lowe Buttress”. He, along with Jim Donini, climbed the Nose of El Capitan in Yosemite in about 32 hours in May 2013.

Free admission. All are invited to attend.

Date: Monday, February 24, 2014, 3:00 p.m. MST

Location: 103 James Fletcher Building at the University of Utah
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