FSU astrophysicist to speak at Chipola

Dr. Eric Hsiao

Dr. Eric Hsiao

MARIANNA—Florida State University Astrophysicist Dr. Eric Hsiao will present a lecture entitled, “Discovering our Place in the Universe,” Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 5:30 p.m., at Chipola College. The lecture is sponsored by the Chipola Science Club.

Dr. Hsiao is an assistant professor of Physics at FSU. He is an observational astronomer who has worked in California, Chile and Denmark before coming to Florida.

His research interests include the physics and observational properties of supernovae, the explosive ends of some stellar life cycles that can outshine entire galaxies. These supernovae are also used to measure immense distances and determine the origin, evolution, and eventual fate of our universe.