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Science Pop-Up Talks -The Universe: Major Edwin Hubble's Greatest Campaign
Rudi Lindner, Professor Emeritus of Astronomy, University of Michigan “The Universe: Major Edwin Hubble's Greatest Campaign” ABSTRACT: Edwin Powell Hubble (1889-1953) was the greatest astronomer of his age. His observations demonstrated that our Milky Way is not the sole galaxy and that the universe, space itself, is expanding. He commanded the greatest telescopes in the world, he planned his campaigns with care and conducted them with thoroughness, and he presented his results in a rhetorical style that reflected his legal training at Oxford. With this presentation I hope to acquaint viewers with aspects of his life, his personality, his methods of research, and some insights into the creation of a more popular astronomy and the development of a legend. BIO: Our own Rudi Lindner has led a number of previous OLLI study groups, including “The Beginning and the End: History of Modern Cosmology” and “Caravans, Cultures, and Chinggis Khan along the Silk Route”. He earned a B.A. from Harvard, an M.A. from Wisconsin, and a Ph.D. from Cal Berkeley. He taught at UM for over forty years and gave courses on medieval Eurasian history, specializing in the Mongol era. He also taught courses on the history of astrophysics and cosmology. His interest in astronomy began early: he joined the Stockton [California] Astronomical Society in 1952 and now holds the records for (a) most years as a member and (b) most years since attending a meeting.
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : Science Pop-Up Talks - Series Three
Date(s) : 03/17/2022
Time : 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Location : Online
Instructor : Varied, see description
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : COMPLETED