THE FATE OF STARS AND THE UNIVERSE: FROM BLACK HOLES TO DARK MATTER
Presented by the FAU/Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
THE FATE OF STARS AND THE UNIVERSE FROM BLACK HOLES TO DARK MATTER
Ever look up at the night sky and wish you had a deeper understanding of the stars? Dr. Ata Sarajedini, Professor of Physics, researcher and a
Hubble Fellow at the Kitt Peak National Observatory, will take you on an exciting space journey, broadening your knowledge of the stars while
tracing their evolution from formation to adolescence and beyond. Discover how stars can be used to size up the universe and its various properties
while exploring the differences between pulsars and quasars, white dwarfs and brown dwarfs, as well as black holes and dark matter. This series is
geared to anyone with an interest in astronomy and learning about the universe.
1. Astronomy Basics
2. Stellar Evolution
3. Stars as Astrophysical Tools
4. Properties of the Universe as Revealed by Stars
Dr. Ata Sarajedini is the Dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. Before coming to FAU in January of 2017, he served as Associate Dean for Natural Sciences and Mathematics as well as Associate Dean for Research in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida. Before that, he was Associate Chair and Acting Chair in the Department of Astronomy. After receiving his PhD in Astronomy at Yale in 1992, he spent seven years as a postdoctoral researcher and a Hubble Fellow at Kitt Peak National Observatory and San Francisco State University. Dr. Sarajedini spent two years at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT as an Assistant Professor before moving to the University of Florida in 2001. His research is focused on resolved stellar populations in Local Group galaxies. These include field stars, open and globular clusters in the Milky Way, M31, M33, the Magellanic Clouds, and the numerous nearby dwarf galaxies.Read More
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