New York City Harper Lecture with Edward "Rocky" Kolb: UChicago's New Eye on the Sky
April 3, 2013: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Once again, the University of Chicago is involved in a project to build the world's largest telescope. Kolb will describe the University's role in an undertaking to construct a 25-meter optical telescope in the mountains of Chile that will allow scientists to search for signs of life on planets orbiting stars other than our sun and to look out in space and back in time to observe the formation of the first stars.
Edward W. Kolb (usually known as Rocky) is the Arthur Holly Compton distinguished service professor and chair of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago, as well as a member of the Enrico Fermi Institute and the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics. The founding head of the Theoretical Astrophysics Group and founding director of the Particle Astrophysics Center at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Kolb is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Physical Society and the recipient of numerous teaching awards. Kolb's research in the application of elementary-particle physics to the very early universe was recognized by the 2010 Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics, awarded by the American Astronomical Society and the American Institute for Physics, and his The Early Universe, coauthored with Michael Turner, is the standard textbook on particle physics and cosmology.
New York Marriott East Side
525 Lexington Avenue
New York, New York
$10/recent graduates (College graduates of the past ten years and professional school graduates of the past five years)
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6:00 PM-7:00 PM: Registration and reception