NICHOLAS SCOVILLE: A Life In Science: Exploring The Universe, 7:30PM, October 18, 2013 The Hotchkiss School

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Nicholas Scoville, Ph.D. has spent a half century in astrophysics studying star formations, galactic structures and the evolution of galaxies.

He says “The last 50 years has been an unparalleled time of discovery in astronomy and astrophysics. With new technologies in space and on the ground, we are now seeing galaxies back in time to when the universe was only 5% of its present age.”

His talk will focus on the detection of planetary systems around nearby stars and what we are learning about major “dark” components which dominate the evolution of the universe.

He will describe several new developments and talk about the fun of doing science when so much is still unknown but open to human curiosity.