Zewail City for Science and Technology - Adjunct Professor
Tamer Elkholy
Zewail City for Science and Technology - Adjunct Professor
Tamer is passionate about physics, and specifically cosmology and how our Universe came to be the way it is today. Tamer graduated from Rutgers University, majoring in physics, and went on to complete his doctoral degree in physics as well at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His doctoral thesis used data collected from the orbiting Chandra X-ray telescope to study galaxy clusters, and learn about how their chemical composition evolved with cosmic time. He then went on an adventure outside of academia and into the corporate world of software, where he worked for Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Software division for a few years, learning about large enterprise-scale cloud-deployed software solutions. Yet, Tamer has returned again to the world of physics, as an Adjunct Professor at the Zewail City for Science and Technology. Outside of physics and enterprise software, Tamer enjoys sports like soccer, indoor climbing and recently Capoeira, while always working to improve his guitar playing skills!  

Instruments to measure the universe

How do astrophysicists measure the universe? We have our ways, our many different ways. In this discussion, we'll look at how so many different technologies are used to study the same electromagnetic waves (which come in different wavelengths!) that tell us about the universe.