sexta-feira, 4 de dezembro de 2009

Conferência na F.C. Gulbenkian

A 9 Dezembro 2009 pelas 18h00 _The New Age of Discovery in Astronomy por Robert Kennicutt do Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge (com tradução simultânea)

Robert Kennicutt is the Plumian Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, and the Director of its Institute of Astronomy. His main research interests are in observational extragalactic astronomy, including observational cosmology, galaxy evolution, and star formation in galaxies. He has led large international team projects on the Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope, Galaxy Evolution Explorer, and the Herschel Space Observatory, and served for 8 years as Editor-in-Chief of The Astrophysical Journal, the leading North American professional journal in astronomy.

Recently he was awarded the Gruber Cosmology Prize for his co-leadership of the Hubble Space Telescope Key Project that measured the size and age of the Universe.