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August 7–20, 2023

Hilding Nielson

Hilding Neilson, PhD, is an astrophysicist and professor in the Department of Physics & Physical Oceanography at Memorial University of Newfoundland & Labrador in St. John’s, Newfoundland where his research focuses on stellar and exoplanet physics, and the stories we can learn from stars and planets. He is also Mi’kmaw from Ktaqmkuk and works to integrate Indigenous knowledge in astrophysics research, understand how we relate to outer space exploitation, and study the future of large astronomical observatories. Dr. Neilson has been featured on numerous outlets including the CBC, Globe and Mail, the Guardian and more. He has also published over 50 research articles.


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