Astrophysicist Brian Schmidt's public talk Aug. 25, 2013: 'The First Stars in the Universe'

2013-08-26 by

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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For More Information:

Brian P. Schmidt
Website: tour his workplace and his vineyard
Nobel Prize
Website, Brian P. Schmidt's announcement

Physics Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt, "Surveying My Life: Journeys from Alaska and the Southern Sky"

2012-06-13 by

Brian Schmidt won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2011. He is a graduate of Anchorage’s Bartlett High School, where he says he got a very good education. He earned his doctorate at Harvard by measuring how fast the universe is expanding.

He was in Anchorage to speak and participate in the American Astronomical Society that held its 220th conference in Anchorage in June 2012, hosted locally by UAA’s Department of Physics and Astronomy,

This podcast was recorded June 11, 2012 at the UAA Campus Bookstore.

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For More Information:

Nobel Prize
Website; listen to Brian Schmidt accept the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics
UAA Campus Bookstore
American Astronomical Society
Brian Schmidt
Personal website
Twitter/Cosmic Pinot
Follow Brian Schmidt on Twitter