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9am - 9:15am: Opening Remarks and Welcome

Dr. Shashi Kanbur and President Peter O. Nwosu, Ph.D.


9:15am: Guest Lecturer, Professor Sarbani Basu

Dr. Sarbani Basu is the William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Astronomy at Yale University, USA. Basu conducts research in the fields of solar and stellar astrophysics. She has been studying both the general properties and the details of the structure and dynamics of the Sun, focusing on solar-cycle dependencies. Her interest in putting the Sun in a general astronomical context has led her to use asteroseismic data obtained by the Kepler and TESS spacecrafts to study other stars.


9:45am: Guest Lecturer, Professor Martin Hendry

Dr. Martin Hendry is Professor of Gravitational Astrophysics and Cosmology at the University of Glasgow, where he is also Clerk of Senate and Vice Principal of the University.  He is a senior member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration: the global team of more than 1500 scientists who, with their colleagues in the Virgo Collaboration, made the first ever detection of gravitational waves - a discovery awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics. Martin is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and is also a Fellow (and currently Vice-President) of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s National Academy of the Arts and Sciences. He is a passionate advocate for science education and communication and in 2015 he was awarded an MBE by Queen Elizabeth for services to the public understanding of science.


10:30am: Guest Lecturer, Professor Earl Bellinger

Dr. Earl Bellinger is currently an Assistant Professor of Astronomy at Yale University. He completed his undergraduate studies at SUNY Oswego in 2012, where he double-majored in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. Following his time at Oswego, he did internships at NASA and NIST before obtaining his Master's degree in Computer Science at Indiana University and his Ph.D. at the University of Göttingen in Germany. He was then a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Stellar Astrophysics Centre in Denmark, and subsequently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Germany. His research focuses on stellar evolution and pulsations, and how measurements of pulsating stars can lend precision constraints to various fields throughout astrophysics.


11:30am: Guest Lecturer, Professor Anil Pradhan

Dr. Anil Pradhan is a Professor in the Department of Astronomy, Chemical Physics Program, Interdisciplinary Biophysics Graduate Program at Ohio State University. He is the Director and Co-Founder of Indo-US Center for STEM Education and Research. Dr. Pradhan is a Fulbright-Nehru Distinguished Teaching and Research Scholar


12pm: Professor Lyn Blanchfield

Dr. Blanchfield has a Ph.D. in late medieval Italian history. Dr. Blanchfield’s research focuses on the history of religious rituals in medieval Italy and gender and emotions in the medieval world. She has been teaching history at SUNY Oswego since 2010 and is also the SUNY Oswego Fulbright Program Advisor for the US Fulbright Program. 


12:30pm: Honors Class 300

Eclipse in Ancient Civilizations Presentation.


The events listed above are hosted/sponsored by SUNY Oswego, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the Shineman Endowed Fund at SUNY Oswego


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