Dr. Joe Fowler to present “Hot Science with Frozen Sensors” at upcoming Science Café

After kicking off its new Science Café program in June, BASF Planetarium is welcoming speaker Joe Fowler, Ph.D., on Friday, August 4 at 7:00 PM for Hot Science with Frozen Sensors.


During this presentation, Dr. Fowler will discuss how superconducting light detectors are measuring the early universe, what’s special about low temperatures, gamma rays from the Big Bang and how these things affect all of us daily.

After receiving a B.A. in physics from Rice University, Dr. Fowler earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in physics from the University of Chicago. He was a graduate research assistant in detection and analysis of cosmic ray air showers while at the University of Chicago before spending three years as a Robert Dicke postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physics at Princeton University. Dr. Fowler served as an assistant professor of physics at Princeton from 2003 to 2010 before moving to the University of Colorado, where he is a research physicist with the Quantum Sensors Group of NIST Boulder Labs.

Science Café is a social, adults only (21+) event. Tickets are $15 per person and include great science, lively conversation, snacks and refreshments. Register ASAP!