Rose Gibson

Bio: Graduate Student, Astronomy Department, Columbia University

Title: Light: Our Window to the Universe

Abstract: How do we know there are planets outside the Solar System or that the Universe is expanding? What do radio waves have to do with outer space? Why does food never heat evenly in a microwave?? The answer to everything is: Light! Join me on a journey across the electromagnetic spectrum with a few stops at Astronomy’s biggest breakthroughs.