|Date: December 20, 2013
Time: 11:00am to 1:00pm
Venue: KITE Campus.
Registration is not required.
Join us at the KITE campus as Dr. Faisal R. Ahmad shares his insights about the voyager journeys, including an overview of the technology that made this incredible project possible and the implications it has for the future of science and, perhaps, all of human knowledge.
1977 marks a crucial turning point in the history of science; it is the year when two unmanned spacecrafts – voyagers – were launched as humanity’s first attempts to study ‘deep space.’ In operation for over 36 years now, the voyagers are the farthest man made objects from Earth in existence. Serving on the outskirts of human knowledge, these silent watchers convey information that helps us deepen and shape our understanding about the universe.
Dr. Faisal R. Ahmad is the lead scientist at the GE-Global Research Center in Niskayuna, New York and a member of KITE’s board of advisors. Dr. Ahmad attributes his love for science to childhood tinkering, and it was this interest and curiosity that took him to Cornell University for his PhD in theoretical physics, prior to which he studied at Imperial College in London. His research interests include semiconductor optoelectronics, photonic crystal fibers and ultrafast phenomenon. With 2 patents to his name and 10 pending patent applications, Dr. Ahmad is on a voyage of discovery himself, so to speak.