Dr Jennifer Wiseman
Dr Jennifer Wiseman studies the formation of stars using radio, infrared, and optical telescopes. She is currently a senior astrophysicist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, where she previously headed the Laboratory for Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics. In 1987, she co-discovered comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff. Dr Wiseman also directs the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) for the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She is a Fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation, a network of Christians in science.
How can a universe that seems so cold, dark, and sterile become a place where life can flourish? In this talk, Dr Wiseman will show how modern telescopes are revealing a very active, beautiful, and fruitful universe, progressing from the earliest galaxies forming shortly after the Big Bang to thousands of exoplanets in our current era, including at least one planet teeming with life! She will share how such discoveries can enrich a sense of a purposeful and awe inspiring creation.
Lecture Theatre A Building 46 (Physics A) University of Southampton
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