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“Astronomical Telescopes and Our Place in the Universe”

Originating Calendar ECE ILLINOIS Saturday Engineering for Everyone
Speaker Jon Thaler, Departments of Physics and Astronomy
Date: 2/27/2016
Time: 10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

1002 ECE Building, Grainger Auditorium



Event Type: Saturday

The telescope was invented a bit more than 400 years ago. Galileo’s use of one for astronomy revolutionized our understanding of the universe and of terrestrial phenomena. The first telescopes were primitive, and each technological advance enabled new discoveries. Thaler will describe the history of these advances and what is planned for the future.

Jon Thaler is a professor of Physics and a professor of Astronomy at the University of Illinois. He works on cameras for cosmological telescopes, which study the dark matter and dark energy (and neutrinos as well!).

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