Penn State News: Abhay Ashtekar

Penn State News: Abhay Ashtekar

'The Universe Beyond Einstein: Lessons from Primordial Messengers'

2/21/19

A free public lecture titled "The Universe Beyond Einstein: Lessons from Primordial Messengers" will be given by Iván Agulló, an assistant professor of physics at Louisiana State University and a former postdoctoral fellow at Penn State, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, in 100 Huck Life Sciences Building (Berg Auditorium) on the Penn State University Park campus.

Nobel Laureate to present 'Probing the Universe with Gravitational Waves' Feb. 9

2/7/19

Nobel Laureate Barry C. Barish will give a free public lecture, titled "Probing the Universe with Gravitational Waves," at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, in 104 Keller Building, University Park. Barish is the Maxine and Ronald Linde Professor of Physics, Emeritus, at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Registration is not required.

'The Quantum Universe': a free public lecture on Feb. 2

1/30/19

J. Richard Bond, University Professor in the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Toronto, will present a free, public lecture, "The Quantum Universe in the Planck Era and Beyond," at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, in 100 Huck Sciences Building (Berg Auditorium), on the Penn State University Park campus. The lecture is part of 2019 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science.

Jocelyn Bell Burnell - credit Royal Society of Edinburgh

Bell Burnell to present 'Discovery of Pulsars: A Graduate Student's Story'

1/23/19

When Jocelyn Bell Burnell was a graduate student, she accidentally discovered pulsar stars, super-rapidly rotating neutron stars that emit regular pulses of radiation, like a lighthouse emits beams of light. This discovery will be the topic of two lectures to be given by Bell Burnell on Jan. 25 and 26 at University Park.

Abhay Ashtekar

Penn State's Ashtekar elected as member of the National Academy of Sciences

8/22/16

Penn State Professor of Physics Abhay Ashtekar, holder of the Eberly Family Chair in Physics and director of the Penn State Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos, has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Election to membership in the academy is one of the highest honors accorded to U.S. scientists or engineers by their peers.