The Women in Science Speaker Tour

Asteroseismology: Dissecting the stars

A Public Talk by Dr. Catherine Lovekin

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Mount Allison University

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

7:00 pm

K.C. Irving Centre Auditorium, Acadia University

When we observe stars, the light all comes from the surface.  So how do we know what happens inside stars?  One of the strongest tests of our stellar models comes from asteroseismology; using variations in the light to probe the interior structure.  Based on these variations, we can determine the size and shape of the convective core, how a star rotates in its deep interior, and other details of the interior structure.  In this talk, I will present an overview of the techniques of asteroseismology and discuss what we have learned about stars as a result.

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Thriving Scientists = Thriving Science

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 4:00pm
Acadia University, Wolfville • Fountain Commons • Reception included 

Abstract: Technical and scientific careers continue to provide incredible opportunities and rewards, despite the inevitable bumps along the way. Based on my own career experiences and the wisdom shared by wonderful mentors, I'll reflect on why we need more technical women (and more technical people with broad perspectives more generally), how we can get there and how to flourish as a scientist or technologist. 

Poster Session: “It all Computes: Celebrating Diversity in Computing” will proceed the keynote address. The focus of the poster session is to showcase the variety of research at Acadia, and to highlight the interdisciplinary nature of computing. Participants will include faculty and students using computing techniques (e.g., coding, modeling, visualization, analytics) as an important component of the research process. 

Anne Condon is a Professor of Computer Science at U. British Columbia. Her research in bio-molecular computation advances the art and science of writing programs that are realized and executed by DNA molecules. Passionate about working with students, Anne has also developed research mentoring programs and community- based initiatives aimed at supporting women in computing. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a recipient of the Computing Research Association's Habermann Award for her work on increasing the numbers and successes of women in computing research. Upon turning 50, Anne caught the triathlon bug - she's an enthusiastic bicyclist and runner and is steadily warming up to open water swimming. 

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Techxpedition: Registration Now Open!

Registration for the Girls Get WISE: Techxpedition science camp is now open!  Please click here for more information and to register.

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