Space Series: Cosmic Explosions Near and Far

28oct7:00 pm9:30 pmSpace Series: Cosmic Explosions Near and Far

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A stellar cataclysm released more energy in a brief moment in time than our sun generates in 10 million years. An explosion of epic proportions birthed an entirely new cosmic neighborhood at the height of the Roman Empire. Join Dr. John Bally to discuss how these cosmic calamities impact and shape our universe and created our world and others, both near and far.

About the Speaker: Dr. John Bally, APS, Boulder

Dr. John Bally received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1972. In 1980 he received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. For 11 years he worked with the group at AT&T Bell Laboratories that discovered the Cosmic Microwave. He researches the insterstellar medium, star formation, feedback and the self-regulation of star formation. His other research interests include the formation of clusters and massive stars, protostellar outflows and jets, molecular clouds, astrobiology, black-holes and cosmology. Observations from visual to radio wavelengths. Instrumentation. Major recent projects include the Bolocam Galactic Plane Survey and the Herschel Galactic Plane Survey (Hi-GAL). He gives popular talks on astronomy and comsmology to the general public and amateur astronomy groups. He and Bo Reipurth and have written a popular book, The Birth of Stars and Planets


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