Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Searching for the Tomb of Genghis Khan

Photograph courtesy of Michael Hennig

Searching for the tomb of Genghis Khan…that’s Albert Yu-Min Lin’s day job. He is a Jacobs School alumnus (BS [MAE], MS, PhD [materials science]) who runs the Genghis Khan tomb-exploration project through CISA3, which is affiliated with UCSD’s Calit2.

The National Geographic Society named Lin on of their Adventurers of the Year for 2009, and he is now in the running for the first ever National Geographic Adventure Readers’ Choice Adventurer of the Year.

Dig around the National Geographic Adventure Web site and learn about all the adventurers and then vote for the most outstanding.

Be sure to look through the photo gallery from Lin’s summer 2009 expedition to northern Mongolia’s Henity Province or “Forbidden Zone.”

What is so exciting about Lin’s adventure is that it didn’t stop when the crew returned from Mongolia. They continue to explore the Forbidden Zone via Calit2’s StarCAVE. Read all about it on the National Geographic Adventure Web site:

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