Northwestern University

Aug
21
Wed 7:30 PM

Hotwired Public Lecture: Andrew J. Connolly: "Streaming the Universe"

When: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM  

Where: Norris University Center, McCormick Auditorium, 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: FREE and OPEN to the Public | No Registration or Ticket Needed

Contact: Gretchen Oehlschlager   847.467.1338

Group: CIERA - Special Public Events

Category: Lectures & Meetings

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Description:

Northwestern University's Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) presents: a SPECIAL PUBLIC LECTURE ON TRANSIENTS

Andrew J. Connolly
Professor of Astronomy, University of Washington
Director of the DIRAC (Data Intensive Research in Astrophysics and Cosmology) Institute

Streaming the Universe

The birth and death of stars. The orbits of asteroids scattered by interactions with existing and vanished giant planets. The subtle distortions in the shapes of galaxies that will reveal the nature of dark energy and dark matter. As astronomers map the skies in ever increasing detail we will begin to reveal the processes by which our Universe formed and evolved. In this talk I will describe what we might learn from a new generation of telescopes, satellites and surveys and how observations of the distant universe relate to how we view the Earth.

Host: Professor Raffaella Margutti, chair of Hot-wiring the Transient Universe VI. This public lecture is presented as part of the "Hot-wired" 2019 meeting.

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Parking: Campus lots are free and open after 4:00 p.m. Park in the Lakeside Parking Structure or the South Campus Garage. Norris University Center is a 5-minute walk north. The talk is in McCormick Auditorium, across from Starbucks.

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