Astrophysicist Brian P. Schmidt went to high school at Bartlett High in Anchorage after arriving here at age 13.
He went on to a very distinguished career that included sharing the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics for finding evidence that the universe is expanding at an ever-faster rate.
Schmidt’s talk is titled: “The First Stars in The Universe.”
The Universe was born 13.8 billion years ago devoid of the stars, galaxies, and black holes we see today. Schmidt discusses how astronomers are in the process of uncovering the life-history of the Cosmos, learning about how the first stars in the Universe transformed cold lifeless space into the exciting world of the present.
This event was recorded in the Main Stage of the UAA Fine Arts Building on August 25, 2013.
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