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Keith Vanderlinde

A cosmologist based at the University of Toronto. He is one of the 2014 TEDxToronto speakers, taking the stage on October 2 at Koerner Hall.

Prof. Keith Vanderlinde is a cosmologist based at the University of Toronto, where he develops astrophysical instrumentation and studies the Large Scale Structure of the Universe. Born and raised in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Keith traveled south to obtain his BSc from MIT, followed by a PhD from the University of Chicago. Following a year-long Antarctic sojourn operating the South Pole Telescope, Keith returned to Canada to pursue postdoctoral research at McGill University, which coincided with a Global Scholar appointment at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR). Working with a number of CIFAR collaborators, Keith is part of a team building the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME), the first new research telescope to be built on Canadian soil in almost 40 years. He is a 2014 TEDxToronto speaker. For more information, check out TEDxToronto.com.
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People Living at the South Pole Have Gone Six Months Without Sunlight

It's a little over a week until this year's Autumnal Equinox, the day that marks the familiar transition from summer to fall. All the way south, a few dozen ragged souls are living at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, awaiting the return of light. They've been trapped there since February, keeping the place running through six-month night.
09/15/2014 01:00 EDT