Astronomy Colloquium: Pawan Kumar


Apr. 25, 2014, 3:45pm to 4:45pm

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

Room 217


Pawan Kumar, a professor of astrophysics at the University of Texas, Austin, will be the featured speaker at a Department of Physics and Astronomy colloquium. His talk is titled, "Recent Advances in our Understanding of Gamma-Ray Bursts."

After a brief summary of key observational properties of gamma-ray bursts, Kumar will describe recent advances to our understanding of the emission mechanism. He will describe the strength and weaknesses of the various models. The high energy gamma-ray radiation detected by the Fermi satellite from GRBs and their origin also will be discussed. He will also summarize our understanding of the GRB central engine.

There will be refreshments starting at 3:30 p.m.

Admission Information

Admission is free. No ticket required.

Contact Information

Office: Department of Physics and Astronomy
Phone: 702-895-4608

External Sponsor

Department of Physics and Astronomy