Colloquium on 12 October 2017
From Astrophysics Research to Science Management – Latest results from ALMA & Spitzer

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Title: From Astrophysics Research to Science Management – Latest results from ALMA & Spitzer
Speaker: Dr. Kartik Sheth
Date: Thursday, 12 October 2017
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Venue: SAAO Auditorium

Abstract

Since my last visit to South Africa, I made a career change switching from a full time research career to science management.  I will discuss the incredibly challenging but fun work that needs to happen to make scientific research possible and also discuss our groups’ latest scientific results with ALMA and Spitzer — specifically I will discuss an analysis of the increased star formation at high redshifts using ALMA data and show some of the latest results from molecular gas observations in the beautiful southern barred spiral NGC 1097 – an ideal target for SALT and MeerKAT.

Dr. Kartik Sheth got his Ph.D. in Astrophysics at University of Maryland in 2001.  He was a postdoctoral fellow and a staff member at Caltech from 2001-2009 and then an associate astronomer with tenure at the NRAO in Virginia.  He is now a Program Scientist at NASA Headquarters in Washington DC.

 

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