The Kavli Institute for Astrophysics & Space Research and the MIT Department of Physics present

An astronomical event

MIT Physics Department Head, Edmund Bertschinger, and Director of the Kavli Institute for Astrophysics & Space Research, Jackie Hewitt, cordially invite you to "An Astronomical Event."

This day-long symposium of lectures focusing on astrophysics and cosmology, will be held at MIT on Tuesday, October 9, 2012.

 

Program

Continental Breakfast
Kresge Lobby (W16)
8:00 – 9:00 am

Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Kresge Auditorium (W16)
9:00 – 9:10 am

Cosmology
Kresge Auditorium (W16)
9:10 – 10:00 am

  • Anna Frebel, Assistant Professor of Physics
    “The Oldest Stars in the Milky Way”
  • Rob Simcoe, Associate Professor of Physics
    Cosmic Dawn”

Break
Kresge Lobby (W16)
10:00 – 10:30 am

Inflation, LIGO, and Exoplanets
Kresge Auditorium (W16)
10:30 – 11:45 am

  • Alan Guth, Victor F. Weisskopf Professor of Physics
    “Cosmology and the Arrow of Time”
  • Nergis Mavalvala, Curtis (1963) and Kathleen Marble Professor of Astrophysics
    “Take a Walk on the Warped Side: Searching for Gravitational Waves”
  • Josh Winn, Associate Professor of Physics
    Strange New Worlds”

Break
11:45 am – 4:15 pm

Colloquium
4:15 – 5:15 pm in 10-250

  • Walter Lewin, Professor of Physics, Emeritus
    The Pioneering Decade of X-ray Astronomy”

Reception
5:15 – 6:15 pm in Lobby 10

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The Kavli Institute for Astrophysics & Space Research and the MIT Department of Physics present

An astronomical event

MIT Physics Department Head, Edmund Bertschinger, and Director of the Kavli Institute for Astrophysics & Space Research, Jackie Hewitt, cordially invite you to "An Astronomical Event."

This day-long symposium of lectures focusing on astrophysics and cosmology, will be held at MIT on Tuesday, October 9, 2012.

 

Contact


If you have any questions, please email astronomical_event@mit.edu.

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