Michael E. Brown, California Institute of Technology, "Tales from the Outer Solar System"
Kavli Prize Lecture: March 5, 2015 @ 7:30-9:30PM, Adler Planetarium
The past decade has seen an explosion in the discoveries of Pluto-sized and near Pluto-sized bodies in the outer Solar System, giving rise to a new classification of "dwarf planets." Like Pluto, each of these largest dwarf planets has a unique story to tell about the history and evolution of the Solar System.