David Weintraub

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    Weintraub to discuss ‘Exoplanets, Extraterrestrial Life and Religion’

    The possibility of extraterrestrial life and its impact on religion is the subject of Professor of Astronomy David Weintraub’s latest book, which he'll discuss in a free campus lecture on Thursday. Read More

    Nov. 19, 2014

  • Religions and Extraterrestrial Life book cover

    Weintraub to speak on aliens and world religion at Dyer Observatory Nov. 6

    The possibility of extraterrestrial life and its impact on religion will be addressed in a free, upcoming talk at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory. Read More

    Oct. 31, 2014

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    Are the world’s religions ready for E.T.?

    David Weintraub's new book explores how leaders in the world's major religions will react to the discovery of extraterrestrial life. Read More

    Sep. 29, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUCast: E.T. phone God?

    In the latest VUCast: A Vanderbilt astronomer looks at how different religions may handle alien life; why early Earth may not have been as “hellish” as first thought; and check out the national baseball championship bling! Watch now. Read More

    Sep. 29, 2014

  • Black hole

    A revolution in astronomy: How we came to know what we know

    Science has progressed from wild speculation about Earth’s planetary neighbors—including how they formed and whether they are inhabited—to a better understanding of our celestial neighborhood, David Weintraub, professor of astronomy, writes in "Scientific American." Read More

    Oct. 14, 2013

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    Largest 3-D Map of Universe Released to Public

    Stargazers, rejoice: The largest-ever 3-D map of the universe has been released to the public. The new map contains images of 200 million galaxies. Read More

    Jan. 11, 2013

  • A star map of the outer regions of the Milky Way Galaxy derived from SDSS images. The color indicates the distance of the star. (image courtesy of SDSS III)

    Largest 3-D map of the universe released to public

    Star gazers – both those who have a telescope and those who don’t – should be happy to learn that the largest-ever three-dimensional map of the universe has been released to the public. Read More

    Aug. 8, 2012

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    Newborn star’s spots confirm stellar growth theory

    The latest observations of a newly born star have found that it has a pair of spots on its surface that are heated to more than one million degrees. The presence of these spots confirms a theory for how stellar infants grow advanced by Professor of Astronomy David Weintraub and a colleague. Read More

    Jul. 10, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Alvey, Weintraub address United Nations on music and astronomy

    Professor of Astronomy David Weintraub will discuss “Exoplanets, Extraterrestrial Life and Religion” at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Stevenson Center, Room 4327. The possibility of extraterrestrial life and its impact on religion is the subject of Weintraub’s latest book, Religions and Extraterrestrial Life: How Will… Read More

    Apr. 24, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Teaching, service awards bestowed at Spring Faculty Assembly

    Professors Paul Laibinis, Emily Nacol, Sohee Park, Suzanna Sherry and Janos Sztipanovits were recognized for their achievements in and out of the classroom by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos at the Spring Faculty Assembly. Read More

    Mar. 29, 2012

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    Chancellor: Vanderbilt faring well in difficult economic climate

    Increases in regulatory burdens combined with reductions in federal support will likely add considerable cost to doing business for research universities, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos told the Spring Faculty Assembly. Read More

    Mar. 29, 2012

  • Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will speak Aug. 23 at the 2012 Fall Faculty Assembly. (Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt)

    Spring Faculty Assembly is March 29

    Professor of Astronomy David Weintraub will discuss “Exoplanets, Extraterrestrial Life and Religion” at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Stevenson Center, Room 4327. The possibility of extraterrestrial life and its impact on religion is the subject of Weintraub’s latest book, Religions and Extraterrestrial Life: How Will… Read More

    Mar. 28, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Spring Faculty Assembly set for March 29

    Professor of Astronomy David Weintraub will discuss “Exoplanets, Extraterrestrial Life and Religion” at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Stevenson Center, Room 4327. The possibility of extraterrestrial life and its impact on religion is the subject of Weintraub’s latest book, Religions and Extraterrestrial Life: How Will… Read More

    Mar. 6, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Listen: Making astronomy meaningful

    Professor of Astronomy David Weintraub will discuss “Exoplanets, Extraterrestrial Life and Religion” at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Stevenson Center, Room 4327. The possibility of extraterrestrial life and its impact on religion is the subject of Weintraub’s latest book, Religions and Extraterrestrial Life: How Will… Read More

    Oct. 25, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Faculty featured at Southern Festival of Books Oct. 14-16

    Professor of Astronomy David Weintraub will discuss “Exoplanets, Extraterrestrial Life and Religion” at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Stevenson Center, Room 4327. The possibility of extraterrestrial life and its impact on religion is the subject of Weintraub’s latest book, Religions and Extraterrestrial Life: How Will… Read More

    Oct. 11, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Taking introductory astronomy beyond Jeopardy and Trivial Pursuit

    Astronomer David Weintraub has given introductory astronomy a “CSI” format by following the scientific evidence that gives us the age of the universe and has put this in a popular science book. Read More

    Oct. 7, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    New policy for sponsoring interns and observers

    Professor of Astronomy David Weintraub will discuss “Exoplanets, Extraterrestrial Life and Religion” at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Stevenson Center, Room 4327. The possibility of extraterrestrial life and its impact on religion is the subject of Weintraub’s latest book, Religions and Extraterrestrial Life: How Will… Read More

    Sep. 30, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    How old is the universe? (part 6)

    Professor of Astronomy David Weintraub will discuss “Exoplanets, Extraterrestrial Life and Religion” at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Stevenson Center, Room 4327. The possibility of extraterrestrial life and its impact on religion is the subject of Weintraub’s latest book, Religions and Extraterrestrial Life: How Will… Read More

    Apr. 28, 2011

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    Vanderbilt Faculty Senate supports ban on guns-on-campus

    Representatives of the Vanderbilt University faculty have passed a resolution supporting the continued ban of firearms on college campuses in Tennessee. Read More

    Apr. 26, 2011

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    How old is the universe? (part 5)

    Professor of Astronomy David Weintraub will discuss “Exoplanets, Extraterrestrial Life and Religion” at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Stevenson Center, Room 4327. The possibility of extraterrestrial life and its impact on religion is the subject of Weintraub’s latest book, Religions and Extraterrestrial Life: How Will… Read More

    Apr. 21, 2011