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Ole Rømer Colloquium: Carrie Nugent

Join us when Carrie Nugent visits the next ORC

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Wednesday 21 February 2024,  at 14:00 - 16:00



Title: Near-Earth Asteroids: A Preventable Natural Disaster

Abstract: Writers of movies, TV shows, and books have imagined what it would be like ifan asteroid was headed towards our planet. Would there be anything we could do to stop it, or would we have to accept our fate? 

In this talk I'll share the science behind near-Earth asteroids, including howNASA's DART mission changed an asteroid's orbit, previous Earth impacts, and how teams of scientists search the sky to find asteroids every night. I'll alsodiscuss my research, which uses machine learning to search terabytes of archivedimages for asteroids.


  • 14:00—14:15: Informal discussions, cake & coffee
  • 14:15—15:15: Seminar, Q&A
  • 15:15—15:45: Student/Speaker session

Associate Professor, Carrie Nugent, of Computational Physics and Planetary Science at Olin College, US is currentlig visiting Aalborg University on a Fulbright Scholar.