lecture

Lecture, Workshop Highlight Mid-Century Women Printers

Hosted by the King Library Press, Professor Kathleen Walkup of the Mills College will lecture on mid-century women printers this friday, as well as host a workshop on saturday.

Krippner Discusses 'The Crisis in Market Regulation'

Global financial markets to be discussed in Greta Krippner's lecture, “The Crisis in Market Regulation” Friday, Feb. 28.

Breathitt Lecture 2014: Evan Sweet, Slum or Settlement?

Breathitt Lecture 2014 Evan Sweet Slum or Settlement? Rewriting the Narrative of Urban Poverty with a Focus on Community Organizing and Autonomy in Oaxaca, Mexico.

University of Kentucky

Harvard Professor to Speak on 'Deep History' of Life on Earth

Dr. Andrew H. Knoll will present "The Deep History of Life: What Kinds of Life Characterized Earth During the PRecambrian?" on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall.

Renowned LGBT Documentary Photographer to Visit UK

Catherine Opie will visit UK on Friday, Feb. 7 at 4 p.m. as part of the Robert C. May Photography Endowment Lecture Series.

Urban Poverty is Focus of UK's 20th Breathitt Lecture

Geography and Islamic Studies undergraduate Evan Sweet will present the 20th annual Edward T. Breathitt Undergraduate Lectureship in the Humanities on Jan. 30.

Former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman to Speak at UK

Former governor of Utah, 2012 presidential candidate and former U.S. Ambassador to China and Singapore Gov. Jon Huntsman will visit the University of Kentucky in late February.

Confucius Institute Presents Lecture on Japanese Agrarian Immigration to China

A free public lecture by Asano-Tamanoi titled "Transnational 'Manchuria,' Trans-nationalized Japan, and the Future of Postwar Japan" will begin 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Alumni Gallery of Young Library.

Chemistry Department Hosts Annual Dawson Lecture

The Department of Chemistry will host the 17th annual Lyle Ramsay Dawson Lecture today, Oct. 25, at 4 p.m. in Room 139 of the Chemistry-Physics Building.

Modern Genesis: The Amazing Story of our Cosmic Origins

Worsham Theater on the UK Campus Map

Presented by the Department of Physics & Astronomy, professor Sandra Faber of the University of California will speak on "Modern Gensis: The Amazing Story of our Cosmic Origins". Less than one hundred years ago, astronomers did not know about galaxies or that the Milky Way is a galaxy in a vast, frothy sea of galaxies. Today, astronomers have made remarkable progress in understanding how galaxies form in our expanding universe and the crucial role that they play in how the elements we are made of were built, and even how our planets and our solar system came to be.  This lecture will distill a century of dramatic cosmic discoveries to present a comprehensive yet digestible account of why we are here and where we are going...cosmically speaking.

Sandra Faber is a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the Interim Director of the UCO/Lick Observatory.  She is an observational astronomer with primary research interests in cosmology and galaxy formation. Some of her major discoveries include the first structural scaling law for galaxies (called the Faber-Jackson relation), the discovery of large-scale flow perturbations in the expansion of the universe, and the ubiquity of massive black holes at the centers of galaxies.  In 1984, she and three colleagues presented the first detailed treatment of galaxy formation based on “cold dark matter,” which has since become the standard paradigm for galaxy formation in the universe.  Faber was one of three astronomers who diagnosed the optical flaw in the Hubble Space Telescope, and she played a major role in its repair.  From 1994-2005 she was Principal Investigator of the DEIMOS spectrograph, a large optical multi-object spectrograph for the Keck telescope that is the most powerful instrument of its kind in the world.  She and colleagues used DEIMOS to conduct the DEEP redshift survey of the distant universe, which collected spectra of 50,000 distant galaxies and exploited the immense power of Keck to see and study galaxy formation 10 billion years back in time.  She now leads the CANDELS project, the largest project in the history of the Hubble Space Telescope, to extend our view of galaxy formation back nearly to the Big Bang.  In 2009, she was awarded the Bower Award for Achievement in Science from the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, and in 2012 she received the Bruce Medal of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and the Russell Prize of the American Astronomical Society, both for lifetime scientific achievement. Most recently, she received the National Medal of Science from President Obama in February 2013.

 

Date: 
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
Worsham Theater, UK Student Center

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