I gave a TED talk last week! Here’s an article about it.¬†I wonder if the video of the talk will get posted soon?

Kalina Borkiewicz leading a group discussion at the end of the TEDxUIUC event

Leading a group discussion at the end of the event. I don’t remember what I was talking about at this moment, but it sure looks like I was making an important point!

Kalina Borkiewicz posing with the TEDxUIUC logo

Posing with the TEDxUIUC logo


Solar Superstorms

Wrapping up work on “Solar Superstorms”. Tom Lucas, the director, is in town today. We’ll be previewing the rough cut at Staerkel Planetarium tonight. In a couple weeks, the celebrity narrator will be recording the script (Can I announce who it is yet?? You’re gonna love it)! I’m so excited!

Sneak peeks at some of my favorite shots below.

Evolution of the early universe. Simulation by John Wise.
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Just below the surface of the sun. Simulations by Robert Stein and Pat Moran.Screen Shot 2015-04-27 at 2.57.55 PM

A massive coronal mass ejection. Simulation by Yuhong Fan.
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Solar plasma hitting Earth. Simulation by Homa Karimabadi.
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