Next in Science | Astronomy and Astrophysics | Part 1

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Next in Science | Astronomy and Astrophysics | Part 1 || Radcliffe Institute

In 2015–2016, the Next in Science series focused on frontiers in astronomy and astrophysics. Scholars discussed new interdisciplinary research on what the structure of the universe tells us about particle interactions, gravitational waves from circling black holes, magnetic fields in intergalactic space, and the possibility of life on exoplanets.

“Deciphering the Early Universe: Connecting Theory with Observations”
Cora Dvorkin, Shutzer Assistant Professor, Radcliffe Institute, and assistant professor of physics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

“Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Gravitational Waves*
*But Were Afraid to Ask”
Salvatore Vitale, research scientist, Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Introductions by John Huth, faculty codirector of the science program, Radcliffe Institute, and Donner Professor of Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

The Next in Science series provides an opportunity for early-career scientists whose innovative, cross-disciplinary research is thematically linked to introduce their work to one another, to fellow scientists, and to nonspecialists from Harvard and the greater Boston area.