2012 Founders Celebration
- October 12, 2012
- UCSC Music Recital Hall
- Time: 3 p.m.
Professor Martin Rees:
A Cosmic Perspective on the 21st Century
Join Martin Rees, United Kingdom’s Astronomer Royal, for a fascinating and thought-provoking talk about the nature of the cosmos and the high stakes humans face as we consider our future in it. A renowned scientist whose work has touched on some of the greatest questions in physics, Professor Rees will use his unique and stimulating perspective to explore the consequences of scientific discovery, the limits of human understanding, and our role as the first species in 45 million centuries to determine the Earth's fate.
Professor Sandra Faber:
Modern Genesis and the Limits of Cosmic Knowledge
Less than one hundred years ago, astronomers did not know about galaxies, or that the Milky Way is a galactic mote in a vast cosmic sea of galaxies. Since then, astronomers have made remarkable progress in understanding how galaxies form in our expanding Universe, the crucial role they played in building the elements out of which we are made, and how our planets and our Solar System came to be. This lecture will distill a century of cosmic discoveries to synthesize the modern story of Genesis, and speculate beyond that on the boundaries of the knowable in the cosmic past and future.
Research Review Day 2012 will highlight some of the groundbreaking research that is being pursued at the Baskin School of Engineering. The program is divided into three focus areas -- Big Data, BioMed Metrology and Human-Centered Robotics and Computing -- in order to give you a broad view of the exciting research that is being undertaken as we develop technology for a changing world. We have allowed ample time for discussion and hope you will find the day stimulating and rewarding.