Public Lecture

Edo Berger, Harvard University

Edo Berger photographed by Kris Snibbe, Harvard Staff Photographer

Nature’s Biggest Explosions: Past, Present, and Future

Edo Berger, Harvard University
Thursday, June 1, 2017
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM


FREE and OPEN to the Public | No Registration or Ticket Needed

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Professor Berger’s Presentation – PDF

Talk Abstract

Somewhere in the universe a massive star ends its life in a cataclysmic explosion every second. These explosions play a critical role in shaping the Universe:  they are responsible for the creation and dispersal of the chemical building blocks of stars, planets, and life; they give birth to exotic objects such as neutron stars and black holes; and some are so powerful that they can be used to illuminate the infant universe.  In this talk I will review the history, present, and exciting future of how we study nature’s biggest explosions.


Northwestern University, Evanston Campus
Norris University Center, McCormick Auditorium
1999 Campus Drive


Campus lots are free and open after 4:00 p.m. Park in the Lakeside Parking Structure or the South Campus Garage. Walk 5 minutes north to Norris University Center. The talk is in McCormick Auditorium, across from Starbucks.

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