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Evan McDonough & Vesna Milosevic-Zdjelar Colloquium

Fri. Jan. 20 12:30 PM - Fri. Jan. 20 01:20 PM
Location: In Person 3M69 & via Zoom

Everything you wanted to know about Astrophysics, but were afraid to ask

Are you interested in our place in the universe and how stuff works on the smallest and the largest scale?  Evan McDonough and Vesna Milosevic-Zdjelar would like to share their enthusiasm about the Big Bang,  the expansion of the universe, the first light in the universe, the dark matter and energy, quasars, blazars, supernova explosions of stars, black holes, neutron stars, gravitational waves, planets around other stars, events that led to the first stars and us today, and many more topics. 

Come armed with questions and curiosity. You can send your questions to us via email before the colloquium and we will try to answer as many as possible in this session. 

Email addresses: 
Evan McDonough  e.mcdonough@uwinnipeg.ca 
Vesna Milosevic-Zdjelar  v.milosevic@uwinnipeg.ca 


Vesna Milosevic-Zdjelar, a former astrophysicist from the National Observatory in Belgrade, Serbia, joined The University of Winnipeg's Physics Department in 2000. Her research interests are galactic astronomy and astrophysical cosmology. In Canada, she obtained a degree in science education, and has been teaching science courses to non-science and life sciences students and creating community awareness by initiating science outreach programs. She is a co-author of Canada's first introductory astronomy textbook and has been teaching a broad range of courses including Astronomy, Concepts in Science, Physics for Life Sciences and Physics of Music.

Evan McDonough is an Assistant Professor at the University of Winnipeg and the Director of the Winnipeg Institute of Theoretical Physics. His research is at the interface of high energy theoretical physics and astrophysics, studying the physics of the very small (fundamental particles, quantum fields) and the very big (galaxies and galaxy clusters), and what each tells about the other. Born and raised in Kingston, Ontario, Evan did his undergraduate degree and PhD at McGill University. He subsequently held research fellow positions at Brown, MIT, and U Chicago, before coming to UW as an Assistant Professor in 2021.


For a Zoom invitation to this event, email Andrea Wiebe at an.wiebe@uwinnipeg.ca.