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Astronomy Night: science talk & stargazing in Campbell Hall
The most powerful explosions in 3D

with Philipp Moesta
Thursday July 5, 2018
Talk: 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Stargazing: 9:00 – 10:30 pm
UC Berkeley
The deaths of massive stars in supernova explosions belong to the most energetic and luminous events in the universe. They generate the explosive power of a few trillion times the mass of the earth in TNT, but more importantly enrich the universe with heavy elements that are the building blocks of stars, planets, and ultimately life. In this presentation, Dr. Moesta will show what we can learn about the astrophysics of these explosions with state-of-the-art 3D simulations that are run on up to 100,000 computer processors in parallel, and will pay particular attention to how we can use these simulations to reveal the powerful engines driving these explosions. 
Astro Night is a free stargazing and lecture event open to the public. Held on the first Thursday of the month (during select months, as weather permits), members of the public are invited to take part in guided stargazing using our fleet of telescopes, including our 17-inch telescope located in our roof-top observatory, in addition to attending a lecture from one of our many researchers. Members of our department will be on hand to answer your questions and tell you more about the going-ons in Campbell Hall!
Science at Cal Lecture Series
Dr. Michael Shapira
Saturday July 21, 2018 11:00 am
UC Berkeley
Michael Shapira is Assistant Professor in Residence in the department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley. Research in his lab seeks to understand the fundamentals of host-pathogen interactions in the context of the whole organism. The Shapira Lab is interested in the mechanistic details of these interactions, but is also considering the natural context in which these interactions have evolved and in which they occur.
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