X-ray Astronomy in Modern Cosmology - Dr. Gregory Poole

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X-ray astronomyJune 13, 2007 7:30pm - The Role of X-ray Astronomy in Modern Cosmology - Dr. Gregory Poole, Dept of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria - What we can learn from the study of galaxy clusters at x-ray wavelengths?. A brief review of how X-ray telescopes work and what facilities astronomers have available to them at X-ray wavelengths.

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Greg recently received the Governor General's Gold Medal, awarded annually to the Ph.D.
recipient whose thesis was judged to be the best in the whole University of Victoria over the preceding 12 months. Congratulations Greg!

Bio: I grew-up and fell in love with astronomy under the dark skies of a small blue-collar farming community in southern Ontario. I did a physics degree at the University of Waterloo where I studied the properties of interstellar dust grains for my undergraduate thesis. I did my Masters in Astronomy at the University of Toronto where I studied the effects of strong gravitational fields on beams of light in general relativity. My PhD here at UVic won the Governor General's Gold Medal. I studied the effects of collisions on the structure of galaxy clusters. This summer I will be going to the University of Swinburne in Melbourne, Australia to participate in a large galaxy survey designed to study the evolution of dark energy in the universe.

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