ESP Biography


Major: Astrophysics

College/Employer: Columbia University

Year of Graduation: 2018

Picture of Nicholas Luber

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Past Classes

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S653: The Evolution of the Universe: From Galaxies to Planets in Splash Spring 18 (Mar. 31, 2018)
In this course we will explore the physical mechanisms that drive both galaxy and planet formation, albeit on different scales. We will look at physical theory, astronomical observation, and, of course, some stunning pictures, to help paint a story about how the universe evolved to look like how it does today. At the end of the course, we will have all learned just a bit more about our place in this magnificent universe.

S597: How the Milky Way Got its Stars in Splash Fall 2017 (Nov. 04, 2017)
The Milky Way Galaxy is a complex system of stars, gas, dust and dark matter. How many stars are there? What does the Milky Way do with all its gas? What the heck is dark matter? And where the heck did it all come from! The answers to these questions work together in a fantastic and mesmerizing way to eventually create a system capable of supporting life. Come and learn about all the things that keep the Milky Way shining and spinning!