Guelph Physics Livestream: Physics & the Cosmos

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The Guelph Physics live stream continues its summer series Tuesday July 20th at 7:00 pm EDT with a discussion about Physics and the Cosmos! 

Our guest is Guelph Physics Assistant Professor and Associate Faculty at the Perimeter Institute, Dr. Daniel Siegel

Daniel is a theoretical astrophysicist interested in connecting fundamental physics with the cosmos. He uses supercomputers to simulate violent cosmic events such as the collision of neutron stars and black holes. These simulations allow him to pursue a broad range of research interests including gravitational physics, nuclear astrophysics, high-energy astrophysics, and transient astronomy. In particular, Daniel investigates how the Universe creates heavy elements in such cosmic events and provides interpretation for associated 'kilonovae', a new type of astronomical transient that signals the production of such elements. Before joining Perimeter Institute and UoG in Summer 2019, he spent three years as a NASA Einstein Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University. Prior to his stay in New York, Daniel received his PhD from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam, Germany. 

As always, we will have a live Q&A where we will endeavour to answer your questions in real time!   

Please join us for this unique opportunity to join in looking at the fabric of the Universe. If you are an undergraduate or graduate student looking for an interesting and compelling career, this will be the stream for you!   

Hosted by Orbax and streamed live to our YouTube channel and to Facebook @GuelphPhysics Tuesday, July 20th at 7:00 pm EDT.

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