May 4 Meeting – Dr. Parshati Patel, “The Tale of Disks around Massive Stars”

Join us on Thursday May 4 @ 8:00 PM for an evening of wonder and fun. Open to the public!


Special Guest Speaker: Dr. Parshati Patel

Presentation: The Tale of Disks around Massive Stars


Massive stars, young or old, are interesting celestial objects with fascinating mysteries. In this talk, we will explore some of the mysteries of the disks around massive stars and how their formation, dissipation and structure affect our understanding of not only the planet formation but also the star formation process. 


Dr. Parshati Patel received her Hons. B.Sc. in Physics and Astronomy from University of Toronto, M.Sc. in Astronomy and Planetary Science from the Western University and her Ph.D. in Astronomy and Planetary Science & Exploration from the Western University. During her graduate studies, she studied protoplanetary disks around young, massive pre-main sequence (Herbig Ae/Be) stars as well as circumstellar disks around massive main sequence stars. She is currently the Public Education and Outreach Program Coordinator at the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration at the Western University.



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