Astrophysics Expert to Speak at EC Jackson Day Lecture
February 27, 2020
EUREKA – The Eureka College Science and Mathematics Division is welcoming Dr. Nathalie Haurberg to speak at the 66th annual William Thomas Jackson Day Lecture.
The event, which was established to honor the late EC alumnus and longtime chemistry professor, will take place in Becker Auditorium of the Donald B. Cerf Center at 7 p.m. on March 19.
Dr. Haurberg’s presentation is titled “Finding Galaxies with Hydrogen Gas,” and will feature an exploration into her research on dwarf galaxies in the local Universe. Dr. Haurberg works with the SHEILD project to determine the chemical abundances of star-forming regions in these galaxies.
Dr. Haurberg is the Associate Professor of Physics at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, and a noted scholar of astrophysics.
After graduating from Knox in 2006 with a bachelor’s in physics and a minor in comparative politics, Hauerberg attended Indiana University for graduate school, receiving her master’s in astronomy in 2008 and Ph.D in astronomy and physics in 2013. Her dissertation project was titled “Chemical Abundances and Star-formation Histories of Low-Mass Dwarf Galaxies.”
The Jackson Day Lecture is free to attend and open to the public.
If you would like to interview or meet Dr. Haurberg while she is on campus, please contact Dr. Angela Peverly at firstname.lastname@example.org/.
Located in Eureka, Illinois, and chartered in 1855, Eureka College cultivates excellence in learning, service and leadership while providing students uniquely personalized and custom educational opportunities.
Originally founded by abolitionist members of Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Eureka College holds the unique distinction of being the first college in Illinois and only the third in the nation to admit men and women on an equal basis. The College, which is located on nearly 70 wooded acres in central Illinois is the smallest of only 23 colleges and universities to ever award a bachelor’s degree to a future President of the United States.