Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Cosmic Music: Astronomy Through the Eyes of the Billboard Hot 100

Lecture Description:

The passion for astronomy is universal and even plays itself out in music. In this talk, I (Mubdi Rahman) will be looking at tracks from the Billboard Hot 100 and the astronomy concepts they evoke: from general relativity to the birth of stars. Come join us for a whimsical take on North America's favourite music and Astronomy!

Speaker Biography:

Mubdi Rahman is a PhD student in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto. His primary research interests include understanding the effects of star formation on the environment of the galaxy as a whole. An avid astronomer from even his earliest of years, Mubdi is active not only in research but also in the promotion and outreach of Astronomy and Science as a whole.

Time: 8:10 PM
Date: Thursday February 4, 2010
Room: BA 1160
Building: Bahen Centre for Information Technology (BA)
Address: 40 St. George Street, Toronto, ON

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