Week 10

Physics and Chemistry

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This week's seminar was entitled “Probing Physics in the Early Universe Using Light Element Abundance.” The talk was presented by J. Christopher Howk from the University of Notre Dame. The topic of this seminar was the origin of the universe seen through the eyes of a physicists. This talk was interesting considering the audience was made up of Christians who believe in Creation versus the other theories such as the Big Bang.

Probing Physics in the early universe using light element abundance

Semester:

           This weeks’ seminar was about light element abundance in universe. The title for the presentation was “Probing Physics in the early universe using light element abundance”. The speaker for the presentation was J. Chrsitropher Howk from University of Notre Dame. Generally, he was talking about astronomy and how he predicted the age of stars and stuffs.

Prooving Physics in the Early Universe using Light Element Abundances

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On week 10, our speaker was Christopher Hawk from the Department of Physics in Notre Dame. Because we (as Biochemistry majors) were not very familiar with physics throuout all of his presentation he tried to explain things in a way which they could be related to chemistry. The presentation was based on how physcisists use the spectroscopy of gas to understand the physics of the early universe a few minutes after the big bang. He stated that the universe has only happened once and that the expansion of it will never stop.

Light Element Abundances in the Universe

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On the 14th of November, we had the opportunity to hear Dr. Christopher Howk give a presentation on light element abundances in the universe.  He is the Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Notre Dame.   Through his presentation, he unveiled to us, the audience, just how grand and mystifying the universe is.  I, for one, knew next to nothing about astronomy and astrophysics, and thus I learned a few interesting things form his talk.

Light element abundances in the universe

Semester:

This week’s seminar was about the light element abundances in the universe. The guest speaker was Dr. J. Christopher Howk. He is an associate professor in the department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame.  He had previously done his postdoctoral and held positions at John Hopkins University and the University of California. Prof. Howk has focused on understanding makeup of galaxies and the Big Bang. Dr.

Probing Physics in the Early Universe using Light Element Abundances

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This week's speaker was J Christopher Howk. He came to visit us here at Andrews University all the way from the Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame. His presentation was well articulated and pequiliarly interesting because it was focused on a topic which we do not get the opportunity to discuss much in a classroom setting, the Big Bang. Dr. Howk focused on specifically the few seconds directly following the Big Bang and the elements that were present at that time in history.

Light element abundancy in the universe

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This past week Dr. J Christopher Howk, associate professor of physics at Notre Dame, spoke about the abundances of light elements in the universe.  He focused quite a bit of the astronomy aspect of exploring the early universe. In the beginning he went through a detailed history of the supposed start of the universe and galaxy where he presented some interesting “did you know” facts.  For example, there are 100 billion stars in the Milky Way, and 100 billion galaxies in the universe.

Light element abundances in the universe

Semester:

Last Thursday, Christopher Howk from the University of Notre Dame came to Andrews to talk about physics and astronomy. In the beginning, he was very enthusiastic and easy to understand. He took into consideration that we did not know a lot about astronomy and gave a breif overview of what it was and what astronomers do. His quick overview of the universe helped us to understand how he viewed the world which would later help us to understand the concepts he would later introduce. However, as soon as he dove into his main topic, using light element abundances, I was totally lost.

Light Elements Abundances in the Universe

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On Thursday, November 14, J. Christopher Howk, the Associate Professor of Physics at Notre Dame spoke at Current Chemistry Topics on Light Element Abundances in the Universe. He received his Ph.D. in Astronomy at the University of Wisconsin after receiving his B.A. in physics from Hanover College. His research focused on understanding the evolution of the gaseous components of galaxies and the build up of the elements in the Big Bang. His current research uses light elements like deuterium and lithium to provoke the supposed conditions in the Universe after the Big Bang.

Light Element Abundances in the Universe

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This week’s presentation was brought by Professor J Christopher Howk. He is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Notre Dame. The topic of his presentation was “Light Element Abundances in the Universe.” His research is focused on the evolution of the gaseous components of galaxies and the buildup of the elements since the Big Bang.

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