Autumnal Equinox Lecture: LSST: Capturing Changes all over the Sky
Dr. Federica Bianco, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Delaware
 Monday, September 23, 2019
 Park Library Auditorium, 4pm
 Reception & Poster Presentation, Baber Room, 5pm
 The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will look at the sky for 10 years from the mountains of Chile, photographing the entire southern hemisphere sky every three days: a color movie of the Universe. We need a movie of the Universe because, contrary to the popular notion the skies are continuously changing: stars and planets dancing in front of each other, stellar explosions, galaxies smashing on one-another liberating energy that we can see and emitting gravitational waves that change space-time all the way out to our earth. LSST will study 6 million objects in the Solar System, 17 billion stars in our Galaxy and 20 billion galaxies, looking out into a Universe a quarter of its current age. This is possible because of huge advances in telescope design, and in our ability to rapidly collect, store, and process data: LSST will generate 20 terabytes of data each night, twice the amount of data the Hubble Space Telescope collects in a year, data that will be public to any scientist in the US. I will describe this incredibly ambitious design and goals of the LSST survey and tell you about the thousands of scientists that are helping design the survey and prepare to turn this avalanche of data into science. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Baber room with students presenting posters with their Summer research accomplishments.

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Experimental Nuclear Physics
Dr. Diana Parno, Carnegie Mellon University
 Thursday, October 3, 2019
 Reception @ 3:30pm in Dow 208
 Seminar @ 4pm in Dow 107
Applied Quantum Computing
Dr. Rosa Di Felice, University of Southern California
Thursday, October 17, 2019
 Reception @ 3:30pm in Dow 208
 Seminar @ 4pm in Dow 107
Experimental Nuclear Physics
Dr. Richard Longland, UNL/NCSU
Thursday, October 31, 2019
 Reception @ 3:30pm in Dow 208
 Seminar @ 4pm in Dow 107
Theoretical Nuclear Physics
Dr. Filomena Nunes, NSCL
 Thursday, November 14, 2019
 Reception @ 3:30pm in Dow 208
 Seminar @ 4pm in Dow 107
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