April 14, 2004 - The Latest Science from Gemini

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April 14, 2004 -  the Centre of the Universe (not UVic)

bulletJacqueline Porter, the new Manager of the Centre of the Universe, was introduced to our membership by Jim Hesser. Jacqueline talked about the Centre's programs and her vision.
bulletThe Latest Science from Gemini - Jean-Ren� Roy, Associate Director for Gemini North, and he is also the Head of Science. He received his BSc in Physics from Universit� de Montreal in 1969 and his PhD in Astronomy from the University of Western Ontario in 1973. Between 1973 and 1977 he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Caltech, at the Space Research Laboratory of the University of Utrecht and at the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics. From 1997 until 2000, he was on the staff of the Physics Department of Universit� Laval in Quebec City, where he led the Astrophysics Research group for several years. His research interests include chemical build-up and mixing of the interstellar medium, the role of bars in the evolution of disk galaxies and the formation of massive stars in sub-critical regimes such as the extreme outer periphery of disk galaxies.
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