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Progress of astronomy research at Kyambogo University

Benard Nsamba
Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics & Kyambogo University

In this talk, I will highlight our efforts towards accelerating astronomy research in Uganda (especially in the Department of Physics – Kyambogo University). To this end, I will provide insights into the recent and ongoing research outputs of the “Seismic research group”. Our group focuses on using the information contained in stellar surface oscillations to explore their interior physics, and precise estimation of stellar parameters (such as mass, radius, and ages). Furthermore, I will highlight the outreach activities in our group, which involve using astronomy as a tool to motivate high school students to consider STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) related careers.

2023 January 25, 13:30

Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (Auditorium)
Rua das Estrelas, 4150-762 Porto

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia