Stanford scientist to headline astrophysics event in Santa Clara

An event in Santa Clara is hoping to dispel some of the confusion and wonderment that comes with any mention of astrophysics.

Hosted at Santa Clara’s Central Park Library, 2635 Homestead Rd., the discussion will focus on how different the universe looks in the gamma-ray band.

The talk is set for Thursday, July 18, beginning at 7 p.m. in the library’s Redwood Room.

According to the event invitation, gamma rays show a much more violent energy through the universe than the one we are able to see with our eyes.

Dr. Elena Orlando, a senior research scientist at Stanford University’s Hansen Experimental Physics Lab, will be the headline speaker.

According to her biography, Dr. Orlando is currently “analyzing gamma-ray data from the Fermi Large Area Telescope.” Dr. Orlando hails from northeast Italy, and earned her PhD at the Technical University of Munich.

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