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Astronomy Open Night
Start Date: 5/8/2015Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 5/8/2015

Event Description:

Speaker: Michael Zingale

Harnessing the Power of the Sun: The Challenges of Terrestrial Fusion
Stars are powered by thermonuclear fusion—converting light nuclei into heavier ones, releasing an enormous amount of energy in the process. For decades, scientists have sought to replicate this power source for commercial generation, but have not yet succeeded in getting more energy out of their reactors than they put in. In this talk, Dr. Zingale will discuss the promise of commercial fusion and the challenges that must be overcome to make it a reality.

Michael Zingale is an Associate Professor of Astronomy in Stony Brook's department of Physics and Astronomy. He joined the Department in 2006, coming most recently from a postdoctoral position at the University of California at Santa Cruz. His research is in modeling stellar explosions and the basic physics therein, and he is an expert in numerical hydrodynamics.
Location Information:
West Campus - Earth & Space Sciences Building  (View Map)
100 Nicolls Road
Main Entrance
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Phone: (631) 632-6000
Room: 001

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