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Radio Physics | Gravitational Waves & Astrophysics

Evelyn Stefli, a rising senior at Aspen High School interviews Cecilia Chirenti, a research scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the University of Maryland. Cecilia earned her Bachelor’s and PhD degrees in Physics from the Physics Institute of the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, followed by a postdoc at the Albert Einstein Institute in Potsdam, Germany, before becoming a professor at the Federal University of ABC in Brazil, where she still maintains strong connections. Her research interests include relativistic astrophysics, testing relativity with gravitational waves, and understanding the details of black hole and neutron star mergers. She is also very active with education and outreach and maintains a busy schedule both in the US and Brazil encouraging students to become interested in astrophysics.

Radio Physics is for everyone! You don't have to be a scientist or even an aficionado to be fascinated by the questions and answers that you'll hear between 4:30 and 5:00 on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Radio Physics is a collaboration with top high school physics students from Aspen to Rifle, the Aspen Center for Physics, and KDNK Community Radio in Carbondale. Students interview one of the more than 1,000 physicists who visit the Aspen Center for Physics every year.

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