Astronomer David Koo to speak at Science
& Engineering Library on March 1
professor of astronomy and astrophysics, will discuss how astronomers
are using telescopes to explore the history of the universe
in a lecture at the Science & Engineering Library on Tuesday,
March 1. Koo's talk, titled " What is our universe? How
large is it? What was the universe like in the past?,"
will begin at 4 p.m. in the library's Current Periodicals Room.
It is part of the library's Synergy
Koo will describe an ongoing research project called the Deep
Extragalactic Evolutionary Probe (DEEP), in which the giant
telescopes at the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii and the Hubble
Space Telescope are being used to survey more than 40,000 distant
galaxies. Because it takes billions of years for light from
distant galaxies to reach the Earth, scientists see these galaxies
as they appeared when the universe was young.
The DEEP project is led by UCSC astronomers in collaboration
with researchers at UC Berkeley, the University of Hawaii, Johns
Hopkins University, the University of Chicago, and the California
Institute of Technology.
The Synergy Lecture Series is designed to provide a platform
for exchanging ideas and showcasing the exciting research in
science and engineering currently in progress at UCSC.
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