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From Black Holes to Habitable Exoplanets: Our Incredible Cosmos

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Dr. George Helou, in conversation with Dr. Nadia Drake Contributing Writer at National Geographic Lebanese American University – New York Academic Center 211 E 46th St New York, NY 10017 Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Event starts at 6:30 pm, with a reception to follow.

Dr. George Helou is Research Professor of Physics and Executive Director of IPAC, the NASA Infrared Astronomy Center at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He oversees science operations for space telescopes and for major astronomical archives for NASA and ground-based observatories. Helou’s research has ranged from cosmology to solar system objects, with special emphasis on understanding galaxies, the formation of stars out of gas and dust, and the evolution of the first generation of galaxies and quasars into today’s universe.

Born in Lebanon, Helou completed his undergraduate studies in Physics at the American University of Beirut and a doctorate in Astrophysics and Radio Science from Cornell University.

He has published nearly three hundred articles in professional journals and has been the President of the Academy of Sciences of Lebanon since 2014.


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