Seeing the Invisible – Dr. Tom Soifer

Below is a recording of a live Keck Observatory Astronomy Talk given by Dr. Tom Soifer on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, at the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea, on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Dr. Soifer’s talk is entitled, “Seeing the Invisible Universe.” Dr. Soifer is a Professor of Physics and chair of the Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy at Caltech. He also serves as the Director of the Spitzer Science Center and is a member of the Keck Observatory Board of Directors.


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