Research + Pizza Features Don Winget on Replicating Stars on Earth, 4/2
Event: Research + Pizza features Don Winget discussing his research on white dwarf stars. The event is free and open to the public.
When: Noon, Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Where: The University of Texas at Austin, Perry-Castañeda Library, Room 2.500 (map).
Background: Harlan J. Smith Centennial Professor in Astronomy Don Winget discusses his work with researchers at Sandia National Laboratories, using the world’s largest x-ray generator in ways that are moving astronomy from a strictly observational field to an experimental one.
Winget’s research is aimed at solving the mysteries of white dwarfs — extremely dense stars that are the ultimate end state of most stars in the universe, including our sun — by replicating the conditions that exist on the surface of such a star, if for only nanoseconds at a time, using the Z Machine at Sandia Labs in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Free Pizza (while it lasts) generously provided by program supporter Austin’s Pizza.
Research + Pizza a lunchtime lecture series featuring research presentations by faculty from across the university.