Learn about the latest developments in the search for Earth-like planets orbiting other stars at a free public lecture at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
"Searching for Life in the Universe: Where is Everyone?" will be presented by Terry Oswalt, an expert in stellar astrophysics, as part of the Shapley Lecture at UW-Stevens Point on Thursday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 170 of the Trainer Natural Resources Building.
Head of the Physics and Space Sciences Department at Florida Institute of Technology, Oswalt earned his doctorate in astronomy at The Ohio State University specializing in studies of binary star systems, late stages of stellar evolution, minor planets and comets. At Florida Tech, Oswalt teaches undergraduate and graduate physics and astronomy courses while continuing his primary research interest in studies of collapsed stars called white dwarfs.
The Shapley Lecture is sponsored by the American Astronomical Society through the Harlow Shapley Lectureship Program, by the UW–Stevens Point College of Letters and Science through an Enhancement Grant and by the UW-Stevens Point Department of Physics and Astronomy.