Hungry Monsters – Public Talk

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hungry monstersCOSMIC THURSDAYS, a series of public and free talks on astronomy subjects continues during Spring 2016. The talks are designed with the general audience in mind, they are fun, easy to understand and engaging.

The last talk of the series:

  • Thursday June 9 – 6:30 PM
    • Prof. Gabriela Canalizo [Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, UCR]
    • ‘Hungry Monsters: Black Holes and their influence on Galaxies’
    • A brief summary will be given of the history of research on supermassive black holes and some of the most important questions that astronomers have studied since their discovery in the 1960s.  Also, a review of recent discoveries that indicate that black holes may play a pivotal role in the way galaxies grow will be presented, together with current research. Prof. Canalizo has been involved in understanding the relation between active black holes and galaxy collisions.

The talk will be held in the Bourns Hall Building Room A265 and lasts 45 to 60 minutes.

Although parking is unfortunately not free, it is surely very cheap at $1.25 per hour [see details here]. We suggest guests use parking lot 10.

Talks will resume in October 2016.

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