Winona State University’s Geoscience Earth Talks series will host “Extreme Science: Submillimeter Instrumentation and the Study of Galaxies in the Early Universe” with Carl Ferkinhoff at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, in the Science Laboratory Center, room 120.

Ferkinhoff will explore the extreme locations and technologies that are required by submillimeter astronomy and provide an overview of what’s been learned by studying these extreme galaxies and their evolution over cosmic time. He will also discuss ongoing and new projects for students interested in participating.

Ferkinhoff is an assistant professor of physics at WSU. He earned his undergraduate degree in physics from Gustavus Adolphus College and his Ph.D. in astronomy from Cornell University in New York. Ferkinhoff spent the past two years doing research at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Stephen Allard at 507-457-2739.

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