Charles Millar Endowed Lecture

Date: Thu. 9 Feb, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Duration: 1 Hour
Location: Workman Center

The inaugural Charles Millar Lecture will feature well-known astrophysicist Dr. Steven Kawaler of Iowa State University. Kawaler will present his talk "Sounding Stars while Hunting for Planets with the Kepler, K2, and TESS Spacecraft" at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in Workman 101. Kawaler will discuss the remarkable contributions that asteroseismology has made to exoplanet and stellar studies using the archive of photometry gathered by the Kepler Space Telescope, the ongoing efforts of the follow-on K2 mission, and plans for future missions such as the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS. The namesake and supporter of this annual lecture, Charles Millar is a career and mining engineer. He studied mining engineering at New Mexico Tech in 1960 to 61. Dr. Kawaler has been a professor of Physics and Astronomy at Iowa State University since 1989. This is event is free and open to everyone. 

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