Department of Astronomy Center for Radiophysics & Space Research

2011-2012 Salpeter Lecturer - Eliot Quataert, UC Berkeley

13Tuesday, Mar. 13
5:00 PM
Schwartz Auditorium, Rockefeller Hall

Public Lecture

Black Holes:   The Science Behind the Science Fiction

Dr. Quataert will describe what black holes are (and what they are not!). He will then discuss how black holes are discovered and how they give rise to some of the most remarkable and bizarre phenomena in the universe.   No background in science will be required for this talk.   

Eliot Quataert is a Professor of Astronomy and Physics at the University of California at Berkeley.   He works on a wide range of science, from the astrophysics of stars and black holes to how galaxies form.  Quataert is also a highly regarded teacher and public lecturer.