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May 23, 2003
U of G hosts astrophysics conference
The University of Guelph is hosting the 10th conference on General Relativity and Relativistic Astrophysics May 28-31. More than 80 university faculty and graduate students from Canada and the United States will gather in Room 105 of the MacNaughton Building to hear conference speakers, including acclaimed cosmologist Michael Turner.
Turner, chair of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of Chicago, will present his talk, "Understanding the Absurd Universe," May 30. He is known for his work on the elementary-particle theory.
Other invited speakers are McMaster University astrophysicist Hugh Couchman, who simulates the evolution of the universe, and Kayll Lake from Queen's University, who is working on computer algebra systems for general relativity.
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