This talk delves deeper into the research and interests of Dr. Donahue, professor of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University. She’ll share her research on galaxy clusters and what they can teach us about history. She’ll also touch on her work with the Hubble Space Telescope!
About Dr. Donahue:
Donahue grew up on a farm near Inland, Nebraska, and attended St. Cecilia’s Catholic school here in Hastings! She received her undergraduate physics S.B. degree from MIT and her astrophysics Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Her post-doctoral research in observational astronomy was completed at the Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, in Pasadena, California and at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland. STScI later hired her as a staff astronomer to do research, work with the data archive team, and write science cases for the James Webb Space Telescope.
In 2003, she moved to Michigan State University and re-entered academic life as a professor in the MSU Physics and Astronomy Department, in East Lansing, Michigan.
This event is free to attend.