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Sunday, December 19, 2010
Invitation: Astronomy Symposium - Jan 28, 2011
Posted on behalf of Astrolink member - Farnaz Ghadaki:
The Astronomy & Space Exploration Society (ASX) would like to invite you to its signature event, the annual Symposium. This event has attracted up to 1400 attendees in a single event, and has featured world-renowned speakers including: Chris Hadfield (Canadian Astronaut), Anousheh Ansari (First Female Private Space Explorer), Dr. Carolyn Porco (Space Science Institute), Prof. Mike Brown (Discoverer of the 10th planet), Dr. Firouz Naderi (NASA JPL), Prof. Peter Schultz (Brown University/NASA LCROSS), Dr. Bob Richards (Odyssey Moon; ISU Co-Founder), and Dr. Darlene Lim (NASA Ames).
Please see below for the event details, and feel free to share this information with others.
ASX’s 8th Annual ‘Expanding Canada’s Frontiers’ Symposium "Unravelling The Universe"
The Astronomy & Space Exploration Society (ASX) at the University of Toronto invites you to this exciting event!
Featuring: * Prof. Alexei V. Filippenko, University of California at Berkeley * Dr. Michel Lefebvre, Professor at University of Victoria, Deputy Team Leader of ATLAS detector at LHC * Prof. Gilbert Holder, McGill University; Canada Research Chair in Cosmological Astrophysics
DATE & TIME: Friday, January 28, 2011, 7:00 PM (Doors open at 6:00 PM, reception at 10 PM)
LOCATION: Convocation Hall, University of Toronto (31 King’s College Circle, Toronto)
ABOUT: The quest to understand the universe has been an endeavour of humans for centuries. In recent years, scientific research and discoveries in the astrophysics and particle physics arena have been increasing in numbers and gaining much popularity. Recognizing this, ASX is pleased to present a line-up of prominent speakers and relevant talk topics relating to the 'unraveling of the universe'. The talks feature phenomenon relating all the way from quarks to quasars - from latest particle physics research at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), to Galaxy clusters and gravitational lensing, to supernovae, dark energy, and black holes.