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Physics Colloquium: Multi-Wavelength and Multi-Messenger Astronomy (Prof. James Webb, FIU)

This is a past event.

Friday, February 11, 2022 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm

PG6 - Tech Station, 112
11200 SW 8th ST 33199, PG6 - Tech Station, Miami, Florida 33199

Dr. James R. Webb, director of FIU's Stocker AstroScience Center, will take you along on his journey to the edges of the visible universe to study exotic objects called Blazars, opening windows in the electromagnetic spectrum as we go.  The windows include: Visible light, ultraviolet, infrared, x-ray and gamma-rays and finally step outside to “feel’ these exotic objects called Blazars by detecting neutrinos from them.  The good fortune was that these windows opened just as he was ready to look through them so he got to ride the wave of discovery.  Images and data he will present includes observations from the Stocker Astro-science center’s 24” telescope.

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