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Dr. Doug Welch - "Light Echo: Supernova Light Echoes"

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Published on Oct 19, 2012

"Light Echo: Personal Reflections by Astronomer Doug Welch on Supernova Light Echoes"
Dr. Doug Welch - McMaster University

Doug Welch completed his Ph.D. in Astronomy and Astrophysics from the University of Toronto in 1985. He was an NSERC Visiting Fellow and a Research Associate at the National Research Council's Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in Victoria, British Columbia from 1985 to 1988. In September 1988, he arrived at McMaster as an Assistant Professor and NSERC University Research Fellow. At present, he is a Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy. To date, he has supervised five Ph.D. and four M.Sc. students. During 2006 and 2007 he served as the Chair of the Board of the Gemini Observatory. The current research interests of Dr. Welch include supernovae, the extragalactic distance scale, dark matter studies using microlensing, and variable stars. His work with the MACHO Project has involved the analysis and characterization of pulsating variable stars. He has been a Co-Investigator on several successful Hubble Space Telescope proposals and is a frequent user of offshore national facilities.

Recorded on: 15/10/2009

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