July 2014 Speaker — observational astronomer

LeibundgutOur July speaker, Bruno Leibundgut, is an observational astronomer, who will give us a brief summary of cosmological world-views, and describe the different components of the Big Bang Theory.

Bruno Leibundgut has studied stellar explosions and their applications in cosmology. He participated in one of the two teams discovering the accelerated expansion, which was honoured by the Nobel Prize in Physics 2011. After studies at the University of Basel, Switzerland, he held postdoctoral positions at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and the University of California, Berkeley, before joining the European Southern Observatory as staff astronomer.

Now at ESO (European Southern Observatory), located in Garching, Bruno serves in several positions related to the development of the operations of the Very Large Telescope and the scientific direction of the organization.

Plan to join us upstairs in the Peace Church’s quieter sanctuary to hear this unique presentation!

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