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Faculty and ResearchOur research employs an broad range of theoretical and experimental approaches to understand the fundamental nature of the universe.
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Visitors are invited to tour the Observatory every Friday night.
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Observing at Dearborn Observatory
The Dearborn Observatory is open on Friday evenings for walk-in tours at 10:00 PM for public observing with the historic 18.5 inch refracting telescope.
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston
In the past few years, scattering amplitudes have been proven to be a useful tool to compute observables in classical gravitational sys...
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Evanston
Over the past year, deep infrared images and spectra from JWST have pushed the cosmic frontier back to just 300 million years after the...
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Evanston
Abstract: Experimental progress in quantum optomechanics has allowed preparing, manipulating, and probing the mechanical motions of mac...