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Adler Planetarium’s Michelle Larson Speaks on Citizen Scientists and Astronomy

Michelle B. Larson, astrophysicist and president and chief executive officer of the Adler Planetarium, will speak on “Scientists and Citizen Scientists in Astronomy: Past, Present and Future” on Thursday, April 17, 3:30 p.m., MTCC Auditorium. The IIT chapter of Sigma Xi is sponsoring the lecture. Please contact Carlo Segre, Duchossois Leadership Professor of Physics, at segre@iit.edu with any questions.

Adler collaborates with Oxford University on Zooniverse.org, a citizen scientist project that involves more than one million people around the world in research, including discovering planets, mapping the surface of Mars and detecting solar flares. Larson will talk about that project, including its recent $1.8 million Google Global Impact Award, as well as other examples of citizen scientists in astronomy over the past 100 years. More »

Physics Colloquia & Lectures

Michelle B. Larson - Astrophysicist and President and Chief Executive Officer, Adler Planetarium
Apr. 17, 3:30pm
Physics - Lecture - MTCC Auditorium
Michelle B. Larson, astrophysicist and president and chief executive officer of the Adler Planetarium, will speak on “Scientists and Citizen Scientists in Astronomy: Past, Present and Future” on Thursday, April 17, 3:30 p.m., MTCC Auditorium. The IIT chapter of Sigma Xi is sponsoring... read more
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Apr. 17
Joshua Wright - Illinois Institute of Technology
May. 1, 3:30pm
Physics - Colloquia - 111 Life Sciences
Quantum Dots (QDs) are a fascinating material that bridges the gap between atomistic interactions and bulk properties. Comprised of several hundred to perhaps a few thousand atoms for the very largest of particles, they are the perfect basis for studying quantum effects, such as confinement.... read more
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May. 1