On View in the Atrium of the Undergraduate Library, September 8 - 26, 2014
This exhibit was made possible through the efforts of:
Here, There, and Everywhere Planning Committee:
James Van Loon, Rachael Clark, Mike Hawthorne, Jill Wurm, Anne Hudson, Cindy Krolikowski, Veronica Bielat, Graham Hukill, Katrina Rouan, and Rod Fiori
Faculty from the Department of Physics & Astronomy:
Dr. Ed Cackett and Dr. Claude Pruneau
Location: David Adamany Undergraduate Library, 1st floor atrium. Map to UGL
Times: Open 24 hours
|Lecture: Neutron Stars: humanity in a sugar cube (WSU astronomer Dr. Ed Cackett)||
Location: David Adamany Undergraduate Library, 3rd floor Community room. Map to UGL
Day/time: Wednesday September 17, 2:30pm
“Neutron Stars: Humanity in a Sugar Cube”
Presented by Professor Ed Cackett
September 17 at 2:30 p.m
Community Room (3rd Floor) of the David Adamany Undergraduate Library.
Professor Cackett will discuss neutron stars, a type of stellar remnant that can result from the gravitational collapse of a massive star during a supernova event. Neutron stars and black holes are among the most exotic objects in the universe; studying neutron stars and black holes gives us access to exotic realms that we can’t explore on Earth. A lump of neutron star matter the size of a sugar cube would weigh as much as all humanity, and the stars have magnetic fields a trillion times Earth’s. Since we can’t reproduce such conditions in laboratories, we have to observe neutron stars with telescopes to figure out their properties.
"Here, There, & Everywhere" (HTE) is supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under grant NNX11AH28G issued through the Science Mission Directorate. - See more at: http://hte.si.edu/about.html#sthash.nuEyLPUY.dpuf
A special "Thank You" to Lauren Jackson-Beck, Technical Services Librarian at the Phillips Library of Aurora University, for allowing us to use her Guide to the exhibit as a starting point.