Planets, Stars, Galaxies, and Life:
Our place in the universe
Dr. Jennifer Wiseman
Astrophysicist, American Association for the Advancement of Science
23 October 2019 | 7pm-8:30pm
Grand Hall, The University of Hong Kong
Recent advances in astronomy are revealing a dynamic universe filled with massive galaxies, beautiful star-forming nebulae, black holes, and even planetary systems around other stars. The universe also hosts mysteries of dark matter, dark energy, and the possibility of life beyond earth. What is the place and significance of human life in this vast, dynamic Cosmos?
Dr. Jennifer Wiseman studies the process of star and planet formation in our galaxy using radio, infrared, and optical telescopes including the Hubble Space Telescope. She directs the program of Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion for the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and is a senior astrophysicist at the Goddard Space Flight Center. She received her B.S. in physics from MIT, discovering comet Wiseman- Skiff in 1987, and earned her Ph.D. in astronomy from Harvard in 1995. Dr. Wiseman is a Fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation, a network of Christians in Science. She frequently gives public talks on the excitement of scientific discovery.
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