29th Primakoff Lecture: The Galactic Center: Unveiling the Heart of our Galaxy

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:00 - 17:00
Professor Andrea Ghez, UCLA

Andrea Ghez, a Professor of Physics & Astronomy who holds the Lauren B. Leichtman & Arthur E. Levine chair in Astrophysics, is one of the world's leading experts in observational astrophysics and heads UCLA's Galactic Center Group. She earned her B.S in Physics from MIT in 1987, and her PhD from Caltech in 1992 and has been on the faculty at UCLA since 1994. Best known for her groundbreaking work on the center of our Galaxy, which led to the best evidence to date for the existence of supermassive black holes, she has received numerous honors and awards including the Crafoord Prize in Astronomy, a MacArthur Fellowship, election to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. Her work can be found in many public outlets including TED, NOVA's Monster of the Milky Way, Discovery's Swallowed by a Black Hole, and the Griffith Observatory.

Join us, as Prof. Ghez unravels the depths of the center of our Galaxy!