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Seminars and Events

Boise State University Department of Physics


There are no seminars scheduled at this time.

Please check back in the fall for upcoming events.

Special Events

Blazars in the Galaxies

Prof. Daryl Macomb, Assistant Chair, of the Boise State Physics Department.

Friday June 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Science and Education Building, room 112,

Blazars are intensely bright sources of radiation, nestled deep in the hearts of galaxies billions of lightyears from Earth. Typically associated with supermassive black holes at the centers of these galaxies, blazars are among the most energetic phenomena in the universe.

Dr. Macomb will speak about these exotic objects and how data collected at Boise State’s own Challis Observatory are helping unravel their mysteries.

At 9 p.m. after the presentation, weather permitting, we will stargaze on the rooftop of the Science and Education Building at the Boise State Observatory — guests are warned the observatory is not handicap-accessible, so telescopes will also be set out on the plaza in front of the building.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited; attendees are encouraged to arrive early.

Map of the Science and Education Building (SCNC):