Physics Department Colloquium

Date: Thu. 27 Apr, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Duration: 1 Hour
Location: Workman Center

Robert Stencel is the Wm. Herschel Womble Professor of Astronomy at the University of Denver's Department of Physics and Astronomy. He will present the Physics Department colloquium, titled "The Role of Interferometry in American Astronomy and Astrophysics." This talk is designed to explore the origins of modern optical-infrared astronomical interferometry in the United States. Since the early results by Albert Michelson in 1920, a series of projects have forged solutions leading up to the potential expressed with the Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer (MROI), LIGO and even prospects for interferometer systems in outer space. Some of these pioneering projects, to be discussed, include Mark III, IRMA, IOTA, ISI, NPOI, PTI, CHARA, Keck-I and LBTI. From these historic beginnings, we can begin to anticipate the scientific results soon to be realized with MROI. 4 p.m. in Workman 101.

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