Listening to the Cries of Baby Stars in Spiral Galaxies

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
21 May, 2002
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore
Abstract: 

Stars are the fundamental building block of galaxies, and are essential for the origin and the continued existence of life in the universe. How and where do these stars form? We will try to sneak a peek at some of the maternity wards for stars, giant clouds of hydrogen gas, located in nearby spiral galaxies.



Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Salman Hameed
University of Masachusetts at Amherst and Smith College, USA
Expert
Dr. Khalil Qureshi (H.I., S.I.)
Director Safety and Engineering, LUMS School of Science and Engineering
Announcement Poster: 

Salman Hameed

Salman is an astronomer and Assistant Professor of Integrated Science & Humanities at Hampshire College, Massachusetts. Currently, he is working on understanding the rise of creationism in contemporary Islamic world and how Muslims view the relationship between science & religion. He is also working with historian Tracy Leavelle at Creighton University to analyze reconciliation efforts between astronomers and Native Hawaiians over telescopes on top of sacred Mauna Kea in Hawaii.

Email Address: 
shameed [at] hampshire [dot] edu