Astronomy News

Pregame Showcase Looks at Star Dust and Atom Smashers

Before watching the Vols vs. Western Kentucky football game this Saturday, gridiron fans can enjoy a little intellectual scrimmage at UT’s Pregame Showcase. Kate Jones, associate professor of physics and astronomy, will talk about “Star Dust and Atom Smashers.” Beginning at 10:21 a.m. in the University Center Ballroom, Jones will explain how the atomic nucleus—despite being less than a thousandth of the size of an atom—leaves its fingerprints on the chemical composition of the solar system.