AAS 200th meeting, Albuquerque, NM, June 2002
Session 18. Research and Education: NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships (AAPF) Program
Special Session Oral, Monday, June 3, 2002, 10:00-11:30am, Ballroom B

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[18.10] Research and Education in Cosmology: What I Am Doing and Why

K. Coble (University of Chicago, Adler Planetarium)

I present my work on Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) observations and cosmology education from a perspective which emphasizes its broader value to society. Specifically, I'll look at how these programs fit in with my perspective on the value of cosmology, with other efforts in cosmological research and education, and with the needs of our ``customers," the public. I describe how in an integrated program of research and education, the two aspects can enhance each other synergistically. I also highlight some of the unique opportunities available through a museum-university partnership.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: coble@hyde.uchicago.edu

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