ASX Symposium: Boom to Bust - The Story of Our Universe

ASX - Boom to Bust
Friday, February 15, 2019 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm

Calling space enthusiasts near and far! It's your favourite event of the year: ASX's Annual Symposium is back for its 16th edition, and have we got a show for you! Join distinguished academics Dr. Fred Adams (University of Michigan), Dr. Katrin Heitmann (University of Chicago), and Dr. Rosemary Wyse (Johns Hopkins University) this February 15th as they take you on an epic journey from the very beginning of our universe, all the way to the death of the final star.

Admission is free for all students -- of any institution -- with Photo ID (still be sure to reserve a seat on the Eventbrite page below), and $10 otherwise. Free refreshments shall be provided. Tickets are on sale online and will be available at the door. Hope to see all of you there!

Event schedule
6:30  Doors open and ticketing begins
6:45-7:15  Meet and Greet (Reception)
7:15-8:05  First Speaker: Katrin Heitmann (+Q&A)
8:05-8:10  Short Intermission
8:10-9:00  Second Speaker: Rosemary Wyse (+Q&A)
9:00-9:05  Short Intermission
9:05-9:55  Third Speaker: Fred Adams (+Q&A)
9:55-10:00  Closing Remarks

Detailed abstracts for each lecture shall be uploaded shortly.

About the Speakers

Prof. Fred Adams is the Ta-You Wu Collegiate Professor of Physics at the University of Michigan. His recent work includes star formation in clusters, the development of a theory for the initial mass function for forming stars, and studies of extra-solar planetary systems.

Dr. Katrin Heitmann is a physicist at the United States' Argonne National Lab and a Senior Member of the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago. Her research focuses on cosmology and in particular on extreme-scale simulations of the evolution of the Universe.

Dr. Rosemary Wyse is the Alumni Centennial Professor at Johns Hopkins University's Department of Physics & Astronomy. Her research focus is in the field of galaxy formation and evolution, with emphases on resolved stellar populations and the nature of dark matter.

Who can attend: Everyone
Fee: General Public: $10; Students: FREE from ANY university, college or school with a valid ID (make sure you still reserve a ticket online)
Tickets: Eventbrite
Organized by: Astronomy & Space Exploration Society
Location: JJR Macleod Auditorium, Medical Sciences Building, 1 King's College Circle, Toronto